Actually, TL, I did suggest that we could consult a lawyer about drawing up a legal document giving him much the same rights as a marriage. That, plus the ceremony, you'd think would cover it. I'm not sure what else to say.
I think giving it time is the only thing that is going to solve it. He's got to adjust his life-dream of the traditional romance, marriage, and relationship. I know I can't expect him to make a change in thinking overnight. I just want to help as much as I can in the mean time.
I have a lot of love to give.