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Should I wear an engagement ring from my boyfriend who is in the middle of a divorce?

by Sarah Smart

February 14, 2018

Q.  I have been dating a married man for the last five years, who was separated and now after years of promising to divorce his wife, he’s in the process.  My problem is that he has given me an engagement ring to wear and all my friends think I’m crazy to wear a ring from a man who’s not divorced yet.  What do you think?

A.  Something don’t sound right.  I think it’s very inappropriate to wear an engagement ring from another woman’s husband.  And he is still married until the divorce becomes final.  IF the divorce goes through, there will be plenty of time to wear an engagement ring.  You need to cool out, and be certain that this guy’s intentions are honorable.

Q.  I’m in a dilemma. I’m dating my best friend’s recently divorced dad, and both of us don’t want her to know.  He is seventeen years older than me, and I believe I’m falling in love.  My friend keeps badgering me about this new man in my life, and I feel deceitful.  We usually tell each other everything.  I know already that she wouldn’t want me dating her father.  What would you do?

A.  I would come clean and tell her.  Explain to her how awkward it is.  But that you love her and her friendship is important to you.  But I would say all of this over a  dinner in a fine restaurant, so she’ll be too intimidated to throw a fit in a refined atmosphere.  Be sure to explain that it just happened and that you didn’t have designs on him prior to the divorce.

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