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12/06/2012 11:19 am ET

Waiting For Proposal: Why Some Women Lose Their Minds Waiting For The Ring (VIDEO)

HuffPost Live Associate Producer Caitlyn Becker opened up on Wednesday about being "lost in engagement" -- waiting and waiting... and waiting... to get engaged. Becker, who has been dating her boyfriend for two and a half years, lives with him, and even owns a dog with him, calls her 'pre-engaged' stage a "purgatory." "You're not a wife or a fiancee," Becker told host Alicia Menendez, "but you're a little more than a girlfriend. So you're in a very odd state."

Becker wrote about her situation in a HuffPost Blog earlier this week. She described what it was like after she moved in with her boyfriend and felt as if though nothing had changed:

I had triumphantly placed my mental vote in the ballot box for The One and turned around looking for balloons, champagne and an engagement ring. What I got was nada. It was anticlimactic and a huge blow to the fantasy I had concocted. I thought the clouds would part and the angels would descend with a Vera Wang gown. Reality? Not so much. No one ever tells you how to handle the purgatory between knowing you found The One and saying "I Do."

WATCH THE CLIP ABOVE AND THE FULL SEGMENT ON HUFFPOST LIVE.

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