OPP: Engagment Ring Too Big
Today’s OPP comes from Claire:
Yi! After years of waiting, I finally got engaged a few weeks ago. The ring is beautiful, but my fiancé told me how much it was worth the other day and I’m really upset. He spent $35,000 on my ring! We have been struggling financially for the last few months and he had this much money put away?!?! Don’t get me wrong, I love the ring and I know we’re not married and technically it’s his money, but that’s a lot of money he had that I didn’t know about. Should I be grateful for the ring…or upset he kept that much money hidden?
Slacker said a statistic said half of partners hide money from their spouse. He thinks she is ungrateful and should just be happy with the ring.
Personally I think she should be happy. If she thinks he will hide money in the future and it is going to bug her maybe she should talk to him about how they want to handle money but I don’t think she should bring up the ring. He might have had that money saved or is making payments on it, and I just don’t think she should bring up the ring.
With Love-Intern Sarah
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