I have met all of his friends, his parents, and his siblings.
Parents need to make sure before things get tricky that children understand their continued importance to them, the freedom for the child(ren) to continue a close loving relationship with the ex-spouse (despite any personal misgivings) and the possibility of new people in the parent’s life.
In the following months, he has talked about getting engaged, living together, and getting married.
To the extent that when he joined a country club recently he told me he was putting me down as his wife.
Just three dates into our relationship he told me he didn’t feel he could proceed if I was not open to getting married.
Having such a strong connection early on, I expressed that I would be open to marriage.