Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I went to a great party. There was lots of food, dancing, and drinks. We were surrounded by friends, but it felt like we were the only people in the room. Our spirits were up and our guards were down, and that's when he brought up the idea of marriage. We've been dating for a year now and things have been getting much more serious. He was very specific while talking to me, saying that we would move in first, then wait to save up for a ring — he even mentioned an estimated proposal date, kids, and other very intimate, romantic things.
At first, I was completely shocked. I thought he was joking. My thoughts have not been on marriage at all because I try to stay in the present. But when he brought up the future, he sounded serious, so I held onto his words. The thing is, we had been drinking that night — not a crazy amount, but we were both drunk. I know people say things they don't mean while they're drunk, but I don't think it's fair to say such serious things. The next day, he brought up our conversation and kind of made it seem like he wanted to take some of it back. I realize that talk of marriage and family is pretty serious, but I still feel like it's unfair that he brought it all up if he didn't completely mean it. I hadn't even been thinking of marriage until he brought it up, and now I can't stop thinking of his words.
Does the truth come out when people are drunk? Is he just embarrassed about how vulnerable he was being? Or was he caught up in the moment of a great night?