The web has rallied behind a girl who claimed in a now-viral submit that she offered her engagement ring to cowl the prices of her canceled marriage ceremony.
Posting to Reddit‘s “Am I The A**gap” discussion board on Thursday beneath the username u/ISoldAFamilyHeirloom, the lady defined that the ring was an heirloom that initially belonged to her ex-fiancé’s great-grandmother.
To date, the submit has racked up greater than 14,000 upvotes and over 2,300 feedback.
The lady informed Redditors that she referred to as off her marriage ceremony final week when she discovered that her now-ex-fiancé, Mason, had cheated on her.
“As a result of it is so near our marriage ceremony date…I barely managed to get any a reimbursement because it’s largely non-refundable so, in whole, I’ve misplaced $20,000,” she wrote.
She requested Mason to assist cowl a number of the prices however he refused. So, she offered Mason with an ultimatum.
“I informed him that if he did not agree to assist pay it off [I wanted a lawyer involved] that I might promote the ring,” she recalled. In accordance with her submit, the ring was value $25,000.
“He did not reply and ignored the messages; nonetheless, after speaking to a mutual buddy, I discovered he had really learn the messages and informed everybody he did not care as a result of I ‘would not do it,'” she mentioned.
She tried to make contact with Mason one final time concerning the ring, however he ignored her. Lastly, the lady offered the ring on-line and messaged Mason to let him know what she’d executed.
In response, Mason drove over to her home and referred to as her a “petty b**ch.”
In accordance with Nolo, an internet site that helps individuals deal with easy authorized issues, many states have legal guidelines that dictate who will get to maintain an engagement ring as soon as a relationship is known as off.
“Courts sometimes deal with an engagement ring as a ‘conditional present,’ which implies you should meet a future situation earlier than you’ll be able to think about the present to be yours,” the web site defined.
“Though some events have tried to persuade the court docket that the situation of the engagement ring is to say ‘sure’ to the proposal, most state courts have rejected this argument stating that there is an implied situation of marriage that comes with a proposal and engagement ring,” the web site continued.
This is able to imply that the donor—the one who gave the ring—is entitled to maintain the ring after the engagement is known as off.
There are some exceptions, nonetheless.
“[S]ome states additionally take fault into consideration and have a look at who broke the engagement. In these states, the person who breaks off the engagement loses the ring,” reported USA At present.
And in Montana, an engagement ring is taken into account an “unconditional present,” which means the recipient will get to maintain the ring, no matter who referred to as off the marriage, mentioned the paper.
The lady didn’t disclose the place she lives. Nonetheless, commenters supported her choice to promote the ring, arguing that Mason was at fault for ignoring her makes an attempt to present it again.
“NTA [not the a**hole],” mentioned u/imjusthereforaita. “You gave him all of the warning on this planet.”
“Plus, the marriage being canceled was HIS fault! He had selections and he made unhealthy ones. All on him. Undoubtedly NTA,” replied u/stzulover.
“NTA he cheated AND refused to pay his half AND you warned him,” commented u/Mads_w02.
Redditor u/541pnw916 added: “So…he f**ked round AND discovered? NTA.”