It's not "so forever" at all, as one might decide. Marriage is like buying a house. It's still not forever, but it implies a greater commitment. Remind your boyfriend that he's just a tenant right now. Remind him of this regularly so that he does not take you for granted. Here are a few ways to make him realize that he could easily lose you because he's not permanently registered: If most of the time you let your guy get his way, then it's time to turn this option off a bit. For example, choose a restaurant for yourself where to go for dinner. Oh, he doesn't like him? Well, then you go yourself - no problem! Choose movies that YOU like, wine that YOU like. Let him know that you also have your own opinion and ideas. Doesn't he like this? Oh, then it's only his problem.