Why do I want my relationship to work out?
You want your relationship to work out because you’ve invested all this time and are afraid of what it means about you if it doesn’t work out.
The part of you that wants to believe that the man you have spent caring for and loving really does love and care for you as well. But the truth is that he doesn’t deserve you and your much better off without him. I understand that it hurts, especially because he’s the one who wants to end it after stopping you from moving on.
It’s like getting hit twice, one he stops you from moving forward and now he wants to leave you!. let him go, burn his things, and find a real reason to be happy. And for future reference, if in 3 years he doesn’t want to talk about getting hitched, he probably doesn’t want to.