I had to sell my engagement ring… and it was a huge mistake. You see, you have to understand my situation and the reason behind why I did I thought I needed to sell it. Here’s my story.
So, this is where it all started. My name is Joanna and I got engaged 8 months ago. My fiance’ and I were so “in love” and decided that we should take the next step and get married. Of course, we thought we would be together forever but, things don’t always turn out as planned.
He proposed on a Friday night at my parents house and it was amazing and very thoughtful. My family is very important to me and I was so excited he proposed in front of them. Of course, we went through the motions like; having an engagement party, calling extended family and friends, you know, the important stuff.
Since it was about a month from our wedding we decided to have our bachelor and bachelorette party far in advance. He went with the men too Florida and us women, went to Tennessee. Well, about 14 hours into my 3 day bachelorette party, I got a phone call from his best man, telling me that my future husband Nick, and the other men wouldn’t be able to get back for a few extra days. Of course, I was trying to be understanding until he wouldn’t let me talk to Nick. He made every excuse in the world for me to not talk to him. I asked why and where was he and he just told me there was a problem and it wouldn’t be but a few more days. He hung up in a hurry.
Well, I told the girls what was going on and they told me they were pretty sure there was a good explanation for all of it and to not stress so much. So, we finished our trip and headed home. The whole way home, I probably called my future husband, a hundred times, left 20 messages, and texted him every 30 minutes. Let’s just say, I had no battery left.
I left the girls and told them thanks, and we all went to our homes. I put my dead phone on the charger. The second it came on, my voicemail alert dinged. I checked my voicemail and it was my fiance’. He sounded rushed and told me he was sorry and that we needed to talk.
Well, it had been a week since the last time we saw each other and since he had not called or answered my phone calls, I was angry and hurt. So, I decided that he was going to tell me it was over so, I did what any other hurt person would do, I sold my engagement ring and cancelled my wedding which by this time was only 2 and a half weeks away.
The day after I sold my ring and cancelled my plans, and left a very interesting voicemail on his phone, he decides to show up. But the bad thing was, when he walked up, he was in a cast all the way up to his hip and on crutches. I felt horrible and confused, all at the same time. I asked him, ” What happened and why didn’t you call?” He said, ” I had Henry (the best man) call you, but I didn’t want him to tell you what had happened because I didn’t want to ruin your trip. I was water skiing and hit a wave the wrong way and ended up breaking my leg in two places. And I am so sorry, honey. I just didn’t want you to worry.”
At that moment, I felt sick to my stomach. I immediately began to cry because I had put it in my own head that he was going to end it or that he met someone else. I told him everything that I had been feeling and that I had cancelled the wedding and I also, sold my engagement ring due to my paranoia. I told him I was sorry and that if anything like this ever happened again and he didn’t tell me, no matter what, I would kill him. We called the guy I sold the ring to and I tried to get the money back but, he had already proposed to his girlfriend. So, We ended buying a very cheap band and using that in our wedding. I am here to tell you, if you are ever in my shoes , get the facts before you act.