Tag Archives: Engagement Ring

Painting Over the Past

The painter comes tomorrow. It feels like this change is about a lot more than paint color. It’s been six months since I ended things with Mack, give or take a handful of days.¬†According to popular thinking, it was to … Continue reading

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Oh what a difference a year makes.

One year ago today. Mack and I were making up after a breakup. On my office floor. He allowed himself to reunite with me, but only after I apologized and groveled after breaking up with him. Because he was wearing … Continue reading

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How Long Until I’m Over This Breakup?–Part Deux

This blog began as a way to sort through my feelings about a difficult relationship. It then became a blog about ending that relationship;¬†an ending I initiated. Finally, it morphed into a blog about recovering from an abusive relationship and … Continue reading

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When the engagement is off, what do you do with the ring?

I’ve got this ring. It’s a gorgeous ring. I really, really like the ring. But what do you do with a ring that no longer has an engagement attached to it? Do you wear it on the right hand? Do … Continue reading

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