by Sarah Smart
Q. My boyfriend gave me an engagement ring after proposing to me on a double date with my best friend. However, a week later, he called and asked for it back after we had a very heated argument. I refused, and he’s threatening to sue me to get his ring. I want to keep the ring because I’m certain that we’ll eventually make up. But he is insisting that I return the ring. What would you do? I would be too embarrassed if I had to return the ring. I’ve shown it to everyone.
A. Wow…you must have had some argument. I would give the ring back, apologize for my behavior, and wait to see if he wants to make up. I think you should remain optimistic, but I wouldn’t hold the ring as ransom.
Q. My buddy’s ex-wife called me to ask me to escort her to a popular event, and I’m torn between going with her and offending him. He has since remarried, but I know he would have a problem with me being out with his ex-wife. However, I’ve always liked her, and I have a certain curiosity about her. What do you think?
A. I think you need to choose the thing that appeals to you the most…the maintenance of his friendship or satisfying your curiosity.
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