There's nothing better for lifting the spirits during lockdown than a romantic, poignant proposal story. We'd recommend getting on TikTok for some beautiful videos.
Unfortunately, this story is the complete opposite of that.
One mother of a newborn has turned to other mums for advice after learning her boyfriend isn't planning on proposing until she loses the 'baby weight' she put on during her pregnancy.
Writing on parenting forum Mumsnet, the woman revealed she had two children with her partner of nine years, including a six-month-old baby.
The topic of marriage came up when a friend popped over, and the pair got chatting about another acquaintance who had recently gotten married.
"[The] friend said to me in a lighthearted way, 'when is it your turn?' to which [my partner] said 'I've told her I'll propose when she loses weight'," the woman recounted.
"He has said this to me in the past, but I let it go over my head at the time. But as he has said it again, he must really mean it which hurts a lot."
The woman asked fellow mums if she was "overreacting".
"One part of me thinks it may be his way of 'trying' to spur me on to lose weight and in his mind thinks he's giving me a kick up the arse and trying to be helpful," she wrote.
"[Or maybe] he's being a total dick and I should consider if I want to be with him let alone marry him."
In a later comment, the woman clarified her weight didn't affect her health at all, with "no health issues" to speak of.
The post racked up over 400 replies, with the majority of Mumsnet users saying his comments were unacceptable.
"Lose 11 stone of useless flesh instantly by dumping him," one person joked.
'I'd explain that you won't be marrying him so there is little point in asking you," wrote another.
"Cruel and disrespectful. I couldn't be with someone like that. Hope you're ok," another wrote.
Others pointed out no matter what her size was, it clearly wasn't the issue.
"You've been together nine years, you have two children together and you aren't married yet? I can 100 percent guarantee that this is NOT because you are [a little] overweight," a fellow mum wrote.