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FML - The follow-up

Today, my fiancé proposed to me. I was really excited until he asked, "Can we go halfsies on the ring?" FML

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I'm the OP. Let me clarify a few things. He's not suffering finacially. He makes $60,000 a year. I make $20,000. He bought a $3000 ring which was more than enough for me. It's beautiful. I don't want a massive rock. I don't spend all his money. I support myself. We live together. I pay half the rent
By Anonymous / Monday 18 October 2010 05:28 / United States
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By  Lol_0127  |  7

I'm the OP. Let me clarify a few things. He's not suffering finacially. He makes $60,000 a year. I make $20,000. He bought a $3000 ring which was more than enough for me. It's beautiful. I don't want a massive rock. I don't spend all his money. I support myself. We live together. I pay half the rent

By  InDenial  |  26

Wow I am so dumb. When I first read this FML, I thought it meant to half the ring and have half each. I read 5 comments until I realized what it really meant. I am a total failure.

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By  chloelovestoswim  |  16

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  crashtest1205  |  16

You must be 14 or something, you think you know everything and can't help but put down other people. atleast that's what your comments imply. I'm just making this up as an educated guess but im pretty sure something over 50% of people pay for their own weddings. The majority of people in modern countries are lower to middle class, only a few priveleged and spoiled brats can expect their parents to pay for their wedding. oh, and say you are right.. if the girl was rich this wouldn't be much of an FML now would it

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  Jordvt  |  16

I agree with 12 :) everyone is different with different situations, so you can't just assume the bride's family always pays for the wedding!

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  DocBastard  |  16

I just love it when people call other people "dumbass" here, because their comments are usually a veritable treasure trove of grammatical mistakes. I'm reassured to see that this one is no exception.

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  DocBastard  |  16

Chaos- I believe the paradigm is shifting somewhat. For my wedding, my wife (not her family) paid for the majority, and my family kicked in for the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon. I think more and more couples are splitting the bill to some degree. Remember OC's (original commenter's) age.

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  kmarie7823  |  16

um yea the bride's family can't always pay for it, that's really old fashioned. what if her family is poor or like my case, the bride has no parents? guess who pays for the wedding then? myself, my boyfriend and his family.

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By  Jimboom  |  28

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  MrJentipede  |  28

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  5t3ff1k4h  |  28

161 - It's not probable. It's just a groundless assumption you're making. It's not common for a woman to cheat on a man, nor is it common for a man to cheat on a woman (which by the way, it doesn't seem like you realized). Sure, it happens, but it doesn't happen in most relationships. The same goes for keeping the ring. They don't always keep it.

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  Djosef_fml  |  28

-You, have, no idea. Ready normal people? -Ready! -Ready. -Ready! Reality check : ''It is estimated that roughly 30 to 60% of all married individuals (in the United States) will engage in infidelity at some point during their marriage.'' (Just look for infidelity statistics in a search engine. ) 30 to 60%, that's very common to me. Cheating still makes one an asshole though.

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  5t3ff1k4h  |  28

Let's see. 30% is 3 in 10, which makes it not very common. 60% is 6 in ten, which is just slightly over 50/50, thus making it more common but not extremely common (as seen if the statistics said 80% and beyond). 30-60% is also an extremely wide range, which is making me doubt the validity of the survey conducted. Most statistics, especially where there's no grey area (yes or no answer, people) would have a smaller range like... oh, I don't know... 5-10% max?

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  suppressed08  |  20

"So you say you love her?" "Yes, she's incredibly special, and I adore her with all my heart." "So when are you getting married?" "She said we can only get married when I buy the ring myself. So this could be whenever I get payed enough/get a job/beg for enough. But it's ok, because then she'll be totally satisfied, because it's still 1910." ^ I personally think that's incredibly romantic......*rolls eyes* Go halfsies on it, then go halfsies on the wedding. It's not that hard to think of...

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  ImaginaryFoe  |  20

I disagree, suppressed. I don't think an engagement ring needs to be expensive. It's a symbol of the seriousness of his intent so there really isn't any reason why he shouldn't pay for it all. If he can afford half of a good ring, he can afford all of a decent one. My husband and I paid for everything else together. I didn't even want an engagement ring but I would've thought twice about saying yes to a man who asked me to buy myself one.

By  wriptidez  |  15

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By  InDenial  |  26

Wow I am so dumb. When I first read this FML, I thought it meant to half the ring and have half each. I read 5 comments until I realized what it really meant. I am a total failure.

By  Penguinman909  |  17

thing is, what he should do is give her about 2/3 of the actual bill to Pay so that she might think the ring was more expensive than it actually was. she also then might, just might be more willing to pay the 'half' as it is a lot... or something like that...

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