Are you sure that
marriage is what you BOTH want?
You have been
seeing this guy for 8 years and, understandably, you want to know if
the relationship is going to the next stage - marriage.
the guy is comfortable with the relationship as it is and does not
feel the need to take it further. Perhaps he is shy of commitment.
are not happy with the relationship as it is, then you must make a
decision. Let the guy know that you want to take things further. You
must also be brave enough to end the relationship if it does not go
him know what you want may be the only way to get him to consider
marriage and then ask you.