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Old 07 March 2018, 02:59 PM
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So giving the ring gives him the right to a 'take back' if things don't work out? That makes the giving of such a family heirloom into a hedged bet. Is that what he was doing, hedging his bet?

The thought behind such a gift is supposed to be that it has greater meaning because you are giving something that holds much greater 'value'. If he gave it expecting it back, he should have had her sign a prenup because his expectations clearly did not match hers.

You can blame her all you want, but she's not the one asking for a gift back. At the very least she is owed the value of the ring he would have given if he didn't decide to use a family heirloom as a way to ensure that his gift was never fully given.
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