Dear Pete & Ashli, I Hate My Engagement Ring–How Do I Tell My Fiance?
Pete and I received this email from Amanda in Sartell. She is experiencing a bit of drama in her life recently and she's hoping we can provide her with some advice. Here's her email;
I got engaged this past February to the man of my dreams. He surprised me with a ring on Valentine’s Day. We’ve been dating for 3 years and we both knew we wanted to get married to each other eventually. But, the engagement was a total surprise! I didn’t even know he was looking for a ring. He didn’t ask for my input. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but I’m not in love with the ring that he chose. I’m so happy to be engaged, but to be honest; I think the ring is ugly. I looked online and found out that I can exchange the ring under my warranty with no cost to me. But, I really don’t want to hurt his feelings. What do I do?! I don’t want to hurt his feelings, but I also don’t really like my ring. Your help would be SO appreciated!"
Amanda, ultimately I think you need to do what makes you happy. Personally, I don't know if I could return an engagement ring no matter how much I didn't like it. I think over time I'd learn to appreciate the flaws in it. However, there are many men that called into the show this morning who said they'd be in total support of their fiance returning the ring and getting something they loved. It's a tough call to make but ultimately I think you need to be honest with your fiance if it's bugging you that much. Chances are, he got you the warranty plan in case you didn't like the ring. It sounds like he is already open to the possibility of an exchange.
98-1 listeners, Amanda needs your advice. What should she do?