My story might be different than most stories on the website but I came to the point to do anything to complete my goal: On 26.06.2014 I got engaged to the love of my life which we had known each other since the first month of University (we were classmates) and ever grown our relationship to the point where we wanted to put a name for our relationship which is engagement and officially belonging to each other. As I am writing this 1 year 3 months and 9 days passed to our engagement and yet we did not do wedding, which in my country among family traditions specially in bride's family the wedding shouldn't be delayed longer than several months.
Me and my fiancee are both graduates of Russian Literature and Language. She is 25 and I'm 26. To be a teacher in my country you need to pass an exam called KPSS exam which is very hard. But thats not the problem, the problem is in my country Russian is not very common language in schools so the number of teachers taken as teachers each year are 5-10 people out of thousands of Russian graduates, so you have to make the best score in the exam. My fiancee entered that exam last year but couldn't make high enough score to take a seat. Now she is studying again for this year's exam. I personally gave up on that exam and started working (still am) at a Software Development company as a trainer for foreign customers (specially Russian speaking and English) but my salary is enough to pay for house rent, bills, house expenses and my fiancee's exam training course. I am not able to put aside and save any money and she is aware of that but also upset because she keeps saying and thinking that she is not contributing anything for us. I am always supportive to her and telling that all you need to do now is study and get a good score in that exam, since she wants to be a teacher.
Both our families are mid-ranged families they helped us rent this house and furnish it. My mom even supports me every month with 200$ for house rent which is half of the rent value.
The responsibility I feel for my fiancee and the urge to give her a good life is something that has taken away from me my peace, and the stress I feel with each passing day without even making a wedding she would wish for is just getting tougher.
I am optimistic and I believe one day whether with good people's support or my 2nd shift job, I will make her dream come true and see her happy in her wedding dress.
Thank you for reading and your support.