Monday, 04 May 2009
I have just separated from my now ex-boyfriend after a three year relationship. We were quite serious about each other; both of our families thought we'd end up marrying each other in the next few years or so. To this day, I still don't know why we are separated. I have attempted to talk to him, but obviously, it hasn't worked. We did talk about our futures and when we wanted to get married and that sort of planning, so with discussions like that, he did present me with a promise ring about two months before our breakup. I don't usually wear the ring because I can be very clumsy and I use my hands a lot at work, so he knows that I would only wear it for special occasions.
Anyway, now that we are separated and there doesn't appear to be any hope in the relationship, do I keep the ring or do I give it back to him?
I actually love the ring a lot; the minute I saw it at the store, I couldn't stop staring at it and of course, he noticed. As much as I want to work our relationship out, at the moment, there's no meaning behind the rings anymore. We made a promise to each other and it has been broken. I still like the ring a lot, but I don't want to put it on and be reminded of the broken promise. So, should this be returned?