I remember his exact words, he said: “Claire if all that you want is happiness – say no. I’m not going to give you a couple of kids then count the days until retirement. I promise you freedom from that, I promise you that you’ll never be bored”.
You know he was not the only man who has proposed, but he was the only one who understood me. He didn’t put me on some pedestal, he knew that I didn’t want to be adored or cuddled. So he took my hand and put a ring on it because he knew I’d say “yes”. He is a man who knows how to take what he wants.