Secret engagement: Reasons for it confessed on confession app Whisper!
When a man and a woman date, they are testing waters. And when they decide to take their relationship a step higher, it goes in for an engagement. This is partial commitment phase though it can still be called off. It implies that currently both feel that they should have a future together. But many couples or one of the pairs decide to keep their engagement a secret. Here are some of the reasons for a secret engagement.
Couples and engagement
Whenever a couple is engaged, they quickly want to share it with the world. Their happiness is peak high and in this era of social media, both start posting photos of them together on the various social networking sites. They take to their cell phones and call up all those who they wish to share the news with. This is normal.
But there are many people that decide to not reveal to the world and their contacts about their romantic engagement. They refrain from uploading photos of the engagement on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. But not doing so makes their happiness half. On the confession app Whisper, there are some anonymous people who have confessed on why they kept their engagement a secret. Read on to know them.
Reasons for secret engagement
Most of the people confessed that they decided to go in for a secret engagement because they feared disapproval from loved ones. They felt that they may be judged wrongly by their family members or lose them.
Another confession from a woman was that she made a decision to not reveal the engagement at her workplace was because her fiance was her boss at work. Another woman confessed that her fiance kept the engagement a secret because he was still married and his wife was under treatment for cancer. Hence he could not leave her in that stage of life.
It was not clear whether she had an incurable cancer. Was he waiting for her to die? And what would he do if the wife survives? Would he divorce her then? Or continue with both?
There was another person who confessed that she went in for a secret engagement because her fiance is from a totally different continent.
More reasons for non-disclosure of engagement
Another woman felt to keep her engagement a confidential matter because she was very young and feared the reaction of other people. Another woman felt that her family would disapprove her marrying a man who has a son her age.
There were some who kept their engagement a secret since it was a gay relationship. Other person wanted to wait until her cousin was married off. Another woman had a whirlwind romance and a quick engagement. But she kept the engagement a secret since she thought that people would think it was too early in the relationship that the couple took the step. Some choose to keep their engagement a secret due to a wide age gap.
These are just some of the reasons that came to light on the app. But there may be many more of these. Human relations are complicated and society makes them more. But hiding an engagement tends to remove the sparkle from it. It might be taken as a selfish of coward act. Beyond the decks of fantasy engagement and wedding there are a number of concerns of life such as professional, financial, geographical and others that need to be addressed properly.
Reference: Daily Mail UK