If a couple splits up, while they are engaged to be married but not married, who should be aloud to keep the engagement ring? The man, or the woman?
I think it should be the man, here is my reasoning:
(1) He is the one who bought it
(2) Engagment rings are a contract, a contract of love, If the woman accepts his offering of her to marry him, she has signed on the dotted line of the contract, saying they should be in love forever and have a happy relationship. If the contract is broken, then she should give it back becasue if she want him, she shouldn't have said yes
However, I know there is different legal matters on the subject, there are 3 kinds of laws about the ring:
(1) Depending on who broke off the relationship, the one who broke it off should let the other spouse have it out of courtesy
(2) A ring is a conditional gift, if the condition does not take place, or the marriage, it should be returned to the gift giver (what I agree with)
(3) Once a gift is given, it can't be taken back
Now I want to here which option you agree with, and your reasoning, I'm not talking about special exceptions, like if the woman proposed, I'm talking about a normal, run of the mill engagement.
So...who does keep it?
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I feel that it should be the person who wasn't the one to break it off that gets it. But there are conditions that I think it would make sense. It's only fair to the person who was fulling intending on carrying out the marriage vows should get it.
But if it were me, I would just take the high road, give back the ring, even if he cheated on me and that was the reason for breaking up. I just see it this way, why would I want something that reminds me of that person if it weren't meant to be? Sure I could sell the ring, pawn it or whatever, but even then, that money is from that ring and that symbolized the love. But that is how I see it.0