Thursday August 23, 2018

Show Notes for Thursday August 23, 2018


Dear John,

My sister was engaged to my friend. They dated for several years first and it all went well. I'm not sure why things fell apart when he finally asked her to marry him. I've known this guy for almost twenty years. He's a good guy. I love my sister too and I wish they could have worked through the problem. Here's my conundrum. He proposed with a ring that has been in his family for generations. Now that they broke up his grandmother asked if he could get the ring back. My sister is not wanting to give the ring back. She said legally it belongs to her now. I don't know about the law... but I think it sucks that she had the ring for about a month and then dumped my friend a few months before the wedding. He's already taking that pretty hard. Now his family is upset with him over the ring. My sister said she wants to sell the ring to pay off some debt. I'm stuck in the middle of this with my friend on one side and my sister on the other side. What do I do? Or should I just stay out of it?

Signed – SadOnTheSidelines

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