I have a close friend who announced her engagement to man she just met this past February. They are both Catholic, and a bit older (she is 38 or 39, he is 59). I had a hunch that this gentleman, given his age and enthusiasm for the relationship (the first time I met him he told me how in love he is and how wonderful she is about 5 times), would propose prematurely. I also discussed this concern with my friend and she agreed with me that an engagement before 6 mos of courtship would not be wise.
I am so shocked and stunned by this announcement. I am looking for advice on how to respond. This news was shared via text message this morning, and I have not responded at all. Any advice is helpful!