Cupid's Pulse Article: George Clooney’s Rep Shoots Down Engagement RumorsCupid's Pulse Article: George Clooney’s Rep Shoots Down Engagement Rumors

George Clooney’s on the defense again!  The actor’s rep has come to his rescue by shooting down a fresh batch of rumors that he has proposed to his Italian model girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis.  The engagement rumors took flight after Canalis was spotted with a ring on a very telling finger, according to Starpulse.  Clooney’s rep said, “There’s nothing to comment on. She likes to wear rings. No more, no less.”  Although Cupid previously reported that the couple were getting serious, they are apparently still just enjoying each other’s company – sans marriage.Is there a tactful way to get people to stop pressuring you about marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Point out the divorce rate: A great way to get your friends and family to lay off about the future of your relationship is to give them some valuable information – the divorce rate.  With the statistic at a healthy 40 percent, point out that you’d rather be sure of what you want than end up in splitsville.

2. Remind them it’s your life: The bottom line is that the people you are close to only want what’s best for you.  Tactfully remind them that you’re capable of making your own decisions … and mistakes.  Let them know that you’re happy and that you’ll do what you feel is right for you.

3. Ask them if they trust you: When friends and family are pressuring you into marriage, you may feel like they don’t trust you to make the right choices for yourself.  Let them know that their distrust is hurting you, and they may think again before forcing their views onto you.