I am in my mid-20s and have been with my boyfriend for 2.5 years. He's really great and any girl would be lucky to be with him. We recently talked about our future and I let him know that I want to get engaged before our 3 year anniversary and we agreed that it was a good time to do that. I've met his family and they seem to like me and even want to have dinner with my parents. But, my parents don't exactly feel the same. I grew up in a middle income family but my parents want me to marry into a higher class family. My parents have seen what happens when someone marries into wealth and what happens when they dont. My cousin who married rich is living a very comfortable life and I agree that marrying rich would be nice. Im not very against their views on this because Im sure my parents feel this way about their daughters. My boyfriend isn't making a lot of money and I don't see that he will be making the amount of money that my parents want for me in the future. There is also the issue that my parents have put a lot of money into me so that I could marry into a wealthy family and they really believe that I can marry into a wealthy family. I want to be able to make my parents happy,,, what do I do? Do I stay with him hoping for the best or break up with him?