Woman Refuses To Return Her Deceased Fiancé's Family Heirloom Engagement Ring

Alfe Mercado
Engagement ring
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When a woman's fiancé suddenly passed away, his family asked for the return of an ancient family heirloom engagement ring. However, the woman refused, as the ring had been blessed specifically for them and held special sentimental value. Despite legal ownership, the family continues to harass her, calling her selfish and jealous. Though a friend suggested she seek an objective opinion, the woman is left wondering if she is being blinded by grief. After much consideration, she has decided to gift the ring to Jake's 10-year-old cousin after she graduates high school and pay for her college tuition with the life insurance money she received. The woman hopes that this decision will honor both Jake and his grandma while also doing right by the family's wishes. What do you think? Is she in the wrong for keeping the ring, or is it her right to hold onto something so sentimental?

Newcomer nervously joins discussion about family heirloom engagement ring

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Mourning fiancée refuses to return heirloom engagement ring 💍

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Who gets to keep the ring? Family drama ensues 👀

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Sentimental engagement ring causes family feud 💍❤️

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A woman refuses to return her deceased fiancé's family heirloom.

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Deceased fiancé's family heirloom turned into inappropriate proposal ring💍

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Family drama over heirloom ring with a 'blessing' twist 💍

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Woman stands up for her love against ex-MIL's entitlement. 💍

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Woman stands her ground against deceased fiancé's family over ring 💍

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Family demands heirloom engagement ring back after fiancé's death

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Navigating grief and family heirlooms: a delicate balance ❤️

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Asking strangers for advice on keeping deceased fiancé's ring. 🤔

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Decision made: Fate of family heirloom engagement ring revealed ⚡

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Honoring a grandma's memory with a disputed engagement ring 💍

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Heartbroken bride cancels wedding after fiancé's death on Halloween

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Couple planned to adopt/foster, despite not having biological children. 🤱

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Protecting a deceased loved one's ring from covetous acquaintances.

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Legal battle over deceased fiancé's engagement ring beneficiary. 💍

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Legal battle for deceased fiancé's ring after tragic work accident.

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Generous woman honors fiancé's memory with a beautiful funeral 💐

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Heartbroken woman vows to keep family heirloom engagement ring forever 💍

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Defiant woman holds onto deceased fiancé's ring despite family dispute

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Who gets to keep the ring? 💍

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Options considered for keeping deceased fiancé's heirloom engagement ring

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Woman plans to gift heirloom ring to cousin after graduation 🎓

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Deceased fiancé's ring held hostage by vengeful partner 👀

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Comparing Stacy to Gollum brings humor to tense situation 😂

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Woman refuses to give deceased fiancé's family heirloom 🤵💍

After losing her fiancé, a woman is being harassed by his family to give them the ancient family heirloom engagement ring. But the ring has a special story behind it and she doesn't want it to be sullied. Now, she's asking the internet: is she the a**hole for keeping it? Read on to find out more about the situation and her decision to gift the ring to Jake's young cousin after graduation.

Deceased fiancé's family didn't pay for funeral, offer to sell ring to them for cost of funeral or keep it. NTA.

walkingdeadite33 | walkingdeadite33

NTA. The ring is yours, gift it or keep it. Don't let them harass you. 💍

666Sweet666 | 666Sweet666

NTA keeps deceased fiancé's family heirloom engagement ring from manipulative family.

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Keep the ring until you pass it on to the next generation. NTA 👍

Salamandajoe | Salamandajoe

NTA for keeping the ring, consider gifting it back eventually 💍

mind_like_the_ocean | mind_like_the_ocean

Deceased fiancé's family demands heirloom ring, OP is NTA.

Haunting_Scarcity_25 | Haunting_Scarcity_25

Woman fights for her right to keep her fiancé's ring 💍

jaennotatypo | jaennotatypo

Heartbreaking loss and grief lead to family conflict over engagement ring 💔

captaincatcircus | captaincatcircus

Entitled woman refuses to return heirloom ring. Commenters side with OP.

WaldoClown | WaldoClown

Deceased fiancé's family has no right to demand the heirloom ring. NTA.

MistakenlyMad23 | MistakenlyMad23

Deceased fiancé's family shows no empathy, SIL not at fault. ❤️

someonelsehere | someonelsehere

Keep the ring! It was gifted to you by grandma.

theBoss1237 | theBoss1237

Deceased fiancé's family demands engagement ring back, she refuses. NTA.

nothingclever4now | nothingclever4now

Engaged woman refuses to return deceased fiancé's family heirloom ring

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Grandma's blessing, your ring. No need to return it.

InfiniteSpaz | InfiniteSpaz

Family heirloom dilemma sparks ethical debate in comment section. NTA wins.

explorationofspace | explorationofspace

NTA - Keep the ring as a tribute to your love ❤️

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Standing up for sentimental value 💍💕

KaldarTheBrave | KaldarTheBrave

Treasured engagement ring sparks family feud. NTA keeps it.

PattersonsOlady | PattersonsOlady

A thoughtful compromise to keep the family heirloom and honor tradition 🙏

winree | winree

Empathetic comment supports OP's struggle to keep heirloom ring 💍

Anxious_Bookworm | Anxious_Bookworm

You paid for his funeral, keep the ring 💍😔

schedulejay | schedulejay

Keep the ring as long as you need for comfort ❤️

Dramatic_Squirrel_82 | Dramatic_Squirrel_82

Grieving partner refuses to return heirloom ring, family demands it. NTA.

K-no-B | K-no-B

Deceased fiancé's family demands heirloom ring back, but legally it's hers. #NTA 💍

kalashbash-2302 | kalashbash-2302

Don't let vultures win. Return ring to family eventually. NTA.

calling_water | calling_water

Keep the ring, cherish the memories ❤

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Family heirloom engagement ring creates tension between grieving fiancée and family 🤔

The_Bookish_One | The_Bookish_One

Honoring the wishes of a deceased loved one 💝

Boogyman0202 | Boogyman0202

Respectful boundaries even at funerals. NTA 👏

Terrible_Order2020 | Terrible_Order2020

Keep the heirloom, block the vulture. NTA 💍

rasperry2021 | rasperry2021

Fair question. Not the a**hole for keeping the ring. 💍

Fuzzy-Tutor6168 | Fuzzy-Tutor6168

A**hole brother's girlfriend harasses grieving fiancée for family heirloom ring 💍

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Stand your ground and cut contact with deceased fiancé's family 💍

disney_nerd_mom | disney_nerd_mom

Keeping the ring would only tarnish the memory. NTA ✔

Heraonolympia123 | Heraonolympia123

A family heirloom engagement ring causes a moral conundrum. 💍

Sk111W | Sk111W

Suggestion: Return the ring, but receive a stunning diamond pendant 💍

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Legal ownership of heirloom engagement ring questioned at funeral.

mowgli0423 | mowgli0423

Deceased fiancé's family wants heirloom ring after not helping with funeral 😒

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Keep the ring and spite the haters 💍😎

pbc85 | pbc85

Keep the ring, it's yours. Don't let anyone else decide. 💍

aynseebanansee | aynseebanansee

Keep the memory alive 💍. You're NTA, they're petty.

Anizziepluto | Anizziepluto

Keep the memory alive 💍❤️ Wear your ring with pride!

brigiliz | brigiliz

Deceased fiancé's family asks for heirloom ring at funeral, NTA.

kaylynelizabeth1 | kaylynelizabeth1

Legally yours. Take your time to mourn. Return if ready 💍

CommunicationBig5131 | CommunicationBig5131

It's hers now 💍. The ring is not a loan, NTA.

ZootSuitBootScoot | ZootSuitBootScoot

Keep the heirloom ring, it was gifted to you ❤️

mynamecouldbesam | mynamecouldbesam

Keep the ring, it's YOURS. Don't let others invalidate your grief. 💍

younggoth19 | younggoth19

Keep the ring. It's your connection to your late fiancé. 💍

loudlittle | loudlittle

Curious about the origin of the ring? 🤔

friendlily | friendlily

Compromise suggested for family heirloom engagement ring. ❤

ElizabethHiems | ElizabethHiems

Refusing to return heirloom ring, commenter says family was rude 😒

ExcellentPatience298 | ExcellentPatience298

NTA but consider returning the family heirloom eventually 💍

Hangnail_puller | Hangnail_puller

Engagement ring dispute sparks debate over family heirlooms 🤔

queen_perra | queen_perra

Return family heirloom when ready, but approach was disrespectful 💍

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Deceased fiancé's family ring dilemma and a selfish sister-in-law 💍😒

Historical_Agent9426 | Historical_Agent9426

Deceased fiancé's family heirloom should be returned, but with empathy 💍

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