Read This if You Completely Hate Your Engagement Ring!

How to react, adapt, change, and love your ring.

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Imagine a scenario where the man you love the most in the world proposes to you with a ring that you wouldn’t even consider trying on at the jeweler’s. What would your reaction be? I know some women who would cry rivers if exposed to something like that. I know women who would go loco over that like total maniacs. Now imagine if this happens to you, what would you do then?

Calm yourself down, breath in and out while counting from 1 to 10 because you cannot crush the dude like that. In a situation like this one, we suggest that you actually hold back. Think about it, the man put so much effort into trying to buy you the perfect ring, a ring that you want to set fire to. If the situation was reversed, we bet you’d want him to go easy on you, as well.

So, hold your fire, don’t instantly let him know that you hate it and we’ll let you in on the steps needed to change your attitude towards your new band of gold.

Here are the 5 steps you should follow if your engagement ring isn’t exactly what you hoped for:

1- Routine and familiarity usually result in comfort. So, put on your ring and try it out for a couple of days to become familiar with it and to get used to having it on your finger. It’s also helpful if you get him to tell you why he specifically chose this ring because the story behind it may change how you feel about it and may even possibly make you fall in love with it.

2- Give it a week and if you still don’t like the ring, then it’s time for confrontation. You cannot keep hating the ring, as this may reflect on how you feel toward your fiancé. Resentment and dishonesty will most definitely affect your relationship, relationship expert Dana Corey explains “If you are constantly reminded of your disappointment in his choice, it will color your relationship.”

3- Talk it out but do it nicely, and it’s better if you do it indirectly. Be sure to let him know that you think the engagement ring is elegant but that you wish you could alter a few things about it. If you find an opening, try to drop some hints about maybe a specific diamond cut that you love or a particular jewelry store that you’ve been fantasizing about since birth. Don’t forget to take your budget into consideration, though.

See more: Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring & Band

4- Take a solo stroll and go check out other rings! In doing so, you’ll find that the stress and the pressure you’ve been under have been lifted. But again, in an effort to avoid further disappointment, remember to look for rings that fall within your budget.

5- There’s no doubt that your fiancé bought you the most beautiful engagement ring he could afford. So, if you’ve already tried everything and you still ended up stuck with a ring that doesn’t necessarily speak to you, just go up to your fiancé, who’s also supposedly your best friend and be vocal about it because honesty is, as they say, always the best policy.

Imagine a scenario where the man you love the most in the world proposes to you with a ring that you wouldn’t even consider trying on at the jeweler’s. What would your reaction be? I know some women who would cry rivers if exposed to something like that. I know women who would go loco over that like total maniacs. Now imagine if this happens to you, what would you do then?

Calm yourself down, breath in and out while counting from 1 to 10 because you cannot crush the dude like that. In a situation like this one, we suggest that you actually hold back. Think about it, the man put so much effort into trying to buy you the perfect ring, a ring that you want to set fire to. If the situation was reversed, we bet you’d want him to go easy on you, as well.

So, hold your fire, don’t instantly let him know that you hate it and we’ll let you in on the steps needed to change your attitude towards your new band of gold.

Here are the 5 steps you should follow if your engagement ring isn’t exactly what you hoped for:

1- Routine and familiarity usually result in comfort. So, put on your ring and try it out for a couple of days to become familiar with it and to get used to having it on your finger. It’s also helpful if you get him to tell you why he specifically chose this ring because the story behind it may change how you feel about it and may even possibly make you fall in love with it.

2- Give it a week and if you still don’t like the ring, then it’s time for confrontation. You cannot keep hating the ring, as this may reflect on how you feel toward your fiancé. Resentment and dishonesty will most definitely affect your relationship, relationship expert Dana Corey explains “If you are constantly reminded of your disappointment in his choice, it will color your relationship.”

3- Talk it out but do it nicely, and it’s better if you do it indirectly. Be sure to let him know that you think the engagement ring is elegant but that you wish you could alter a few things about it. If you find an opening, try to drop some hints about maybe a specific diamond cut that you love or a particular jewelry store that you’ve been fantasizing about since birth. Don’t forget to take your budget into consideration, though.

See more: Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring & Band

4- Take a solo stroll and go check out other rings! In doing so, you’ll find that the stress and the pressure you’ve been under have been lifted. But again, in an effort to avoid further disappointment, remember to look for rings that fall within your budget.

5- There’s no doubt that your fiancé bought you the most beautiful engagement ring he could afford. So, if you’ve already tried everything and you still ended up stuck with a ring that doesn’t necessarily speak to you, just go up to your fiancé, who’s also supposedly your best friend and be vocal about it because honesty is, as they say, always the best policy.

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