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09:01 AM on 03/31/2012
I hiked to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest and threw my ring down a crevasse. Not kidding. It felt great... For me it was more healing than any counseling session.
10:15 AM on 03/31/2012
I think I'll take my metal detector up to Mt. Everest.
08:56 AM on 03/31/2012
Mine's in a drawer. I don't know why. The ex kept her's too. When she was struggling financially recently, I suggested she sell it and she went nuclear on me. Some people move on without moving entirely on I guess.
08:50 AM on 03/31/2012
I sold mine also, got rid of all the pictures, deleted her phone number. I needed to make a clean slate for myself. It still hurts sometimes, but when someone cheats it always does.
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sassycats61
Sweet & Sassy!
08:43 AM on 03/31/2012
I sold my wedding ring....it paid for divorce attorney.
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ebuist1825
09:19 AM on 03/31/2012
That must have been one hell of a ring!
Dee Pittsburgh
Knocking you over your head with the truth
08:28 AM on 03/31/2012
Good for you to move forward. I am married 32 years and I tell my adult children single is fine also. Wishing you the best in your new life as single again.
08:26 AM on 03/31/2012
I did not sell my engagement and wedding rings. Instead, I took them to a jeweler, a wonderful old guy who looked like Santa Claus, and had them re-cast into a single new ring, which I then gave to my daughter, since it was our union that had created her. The jeweler told me, "You know, when we cast gold, we burn it. It becomes molten, and all the impurities are burnt away. That's what you have to do with your marriage memories. Burn away the dross, and create something new and beautiful."
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09:30 AM on 03/31/2012
Beautiful message he gave you! :)
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wntmoretime
warning irish temper with an italian attitude
11:28 AM on 03/31/2012
that is a beautiful comment he told you...i still have mine in my safe i have been divorced 10 years we're still friends he's been married twice since me..i enjoy being single and dating and will never marry again
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katieandtom
08:54 PM on 03/29/2012
i sold mine for an extreme fraction of the cost to pay bills that he should have paid considering he pretty much ended up with absolutely everything.

i have every intention of buying my own ring, double the size, and will pass it on to my daughter with love and pride.

the old ring never had love behind it - my new one will represent a whole new life, a happy life, a lighter life - with or without someone else in it. that, is what i will pass on to my daughter.
04:16 PM on 03/29/2012
I sold my wedding ring to pay my bills.
08:21 AM on 03/31/2012
Same here. You do what you have to do to survive!
09:24 AM on 03/29/2012
Mine belonged to my father, and he and my mother have been married 58 years.
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Willie12345
08:41 AM on 03/29/2012
Make a nose ring out of it as a reminder ????
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07:38 AM on 03/29/2012
I threw my wedding album in a dumpster. I still have the ring somewhere but he was cheap and I probably wouldn't get much for it.
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JumpStreet1983
You don't see a U-Haul behind a hearse!
01:02 PM on 03/29/2012
Classic! Provided you have no children with your ex-husband, there's nothing for them to see, anyway. Good for you.
09:26 AM on 03/31/2012
If he was so cheap, what does that say about you? You married him and wore that "cheap" ring with pride after all.
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Sprinks678
Have I said too much? Probably.
10:22 AM on 03/31/2012
It doesn't necessasarily say anything negative about her. When she married him she obviously loved him and the cost of the ring didn't matter. It might say that she wasn't materialistic. His actions during their marriage are probably what made her feelings change to call him cheap years later.
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03:11 AM on 04/01/2012
Like sprinks said, I loved HIM not his money. Not that it made a difference in the end
07:24 AM on 03/29/2012
i still have mine, have always loved the swirling design, maybe i make it into something else.
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John Bobrowski
02:57 PM on 03/29/2012
I had thought to give it to my son - if he wanted it -- but it is filled with bad karma -- and gold is nicely priced right now ...
02:54 AM on 03/30/2012
so are you gonna sell it then, i'm sorry its filed with bad karma, i had far more good memories with my marriage,
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09:33 AM on 03/31/2012
Words from a jeweler:
"You know, when we cast gold, we burn it. It becomes molten, and all the impurities are burnt away. That's what you have to do with your marriage memories. Burn away the dross, and create something new and beautiful."
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luvbigrocks
06:37 AM on 03/29/2012
I sold mine too...to pay for my attorney! If I still had it, I might be tempted to wear it, so I agree with the author's strategy.
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CSNC
Living on the edge -- not taking too much space
07:49 PM on 03/28/2012
"The Secret Sale That Helped Me Move Past My Split"

Wedding ring...?

Don't do that -- keep it around your neck. That shall remind you to never, never, never, never and never marry again.

... that is what people mean when they talk about making lemonade out of lemons.

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JumpStreet1983
You don't see a U-Haul behind a hearse!
01:02 PM on 03/29/2012
Fanned and faved.
09:29 AM on 03/31/2012
Really? Looks to me it's your own way of lumping people, good and bad, into one person...your ex! Might be better for you to understand that even though people are very much alike that we all are VERY different. Your split had NOTHING to do with marrage ya know.
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CSNC
Living on the edge -- not taking too much space
09:49 PM on 03/31/2012
parodex10

Over 90% of divorce people would agree with me... It is not just about me, you know?

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06:29 PM on 03/28/2012
For those of us who have children, what we do with rings or photographs is seen, scrutinized, and internalized. Regardless of how a marriage ends, I believe it's important to respect that fact.
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Sprinks678
Have I said too much? Probably.
10:34 AM on 03/31/2012
My children were 3 and 5 when their father and I divorced. I did sell my ring (spent the money on my daughters and I), but I kept all of the photographs and our wedding album. My ex was cheating on me with a woman who wanted a "fresh start" with no step-children. He married her and made the choice to not be involved in our children's lives to please his wife. My daughters are adults now and we've always been extremely close. They've told me that they could care less about any remanants from my marriage to their father. I remarried years later to a wonderful man who has been a great friend and father-figure to them. My girls are, thankfully, in wonderful relationships and I attribute that to the example of a good relationship that their stepdad and I have shown them. Had I stayed with their bio dad I don't think that would be the case.