It’s practically the official catchphrase of December, right up there with “happy holidays.” The three (always capitalized!) words that top every news feed beginning around Thanksgiving and continuing through New Year’s Eve: I SAID YES!
This year, though, the annual engagement announcement bonanza seems to carry a secondary boast: We survived. In truth, all couples, whether new or long-term, married or cohabiting or freshly engaged, have had to adapt dramatically over the past nine months to make it this far. But even if there’s no denying the make-or-break pressure of quarantining together for the duration of a global pandemic — tellingly, both divorces and engagements