Tuesday, January 29, 2013
what do you do with your wedding rings when you split up?
my husband and I were married september 2011, and the last day of our honeymoon was the first day of our difficulties, which i won't bore you with.
short end of the story is he turned out to be an alcoholic.
currently my rings are sitting on my desk at work (a safe place don't worry!)
do i give them back? keep them forever? throw them in the sea?
also, i was a bad bride who never sent out all the thank you cards, mostly because things were getting worse from the minute we got back from honeymoon (this had a plus side since i didn't feel comfortable doing all the joint bank account stuff we'd planned... and now all my own money is safe etc..) anyway. i haven't sent out thank yous, and i feel embarrassed by this.
should i just chuck the rings and let the thank you cards go??
apparently ungrateful, soon to be divorced wifey :(
The sea should be reserved for items you want to memorialize. Your grandmother's ashes. Goose's dogtags.
Sell the rings or melt them down or whatever and go out for a kick ass meal.
As for the thank you cards.... I wish I could tell you to just let em go, but those suckers will nag at you forever. Try to muster the strength to write notes to your friends and fam. "Thank you for the terrific chef's knife, which I am now using to cook for myself!" type of thing.
You can do it.
(Whiskey might help.)
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