Almost no one expects their marriage to end in tragedy just 18 months after saying “I do”, but that is exactly what happened to one devastated woman.
On top of the pain of losing her husband, the grieving widow explained that she now had the added difficulty of an unreasonable request from her in-laws.
She posted on Reddit that her sister and mother-in-law were harassing her to give them her wedding rings, so they can become part of the family again.
The social media user explained her loss of her longtime partner in a post on Reddit posted on July 2, 2021. They had been together for seven years and had been married for one and a half years. The loss of someone she loved so dearly has been especially difficult for her, and her in-laws have not made it any easier by demanding that she return the jewelry Daniel, her late husband, purchased for her. Throughout their relationship, Daniel gave the unnamed woman an engagement ring, wedding ring, and eternity band.
Having a difficult time coming to terms with the loss of her husband, the woman couldn’t understand why his family wants her to give them her rings. The post has since been deleted, but it has been circulating around the web and sparked a discussion, as the widow asked for advice on how to deal with the situation. While some believe it is understandable that the family would like something to commemorate their son, others have remained by the widow who is also going through the stages of grief.
So what should she do with the rings?
According to Cafe Mom, Daniel died after an accident, as explained by the Reddit user. As part of their first wedding anniversary celebration, he gave her an engagement ring, wedding ring, and eternity band, which marked their first year together as a married couple. As a result of Daniel’s sudden death, his grieving wife expressed that her heart was broken. “I still don’t feel real, but I’m trying to live my life the way he would want me to,” she wrote.
As she explained, she hadn’t spoken much with his family since going to his funeral but recently heard from her sister-in-law. “My SIL wants me to return all the rings to them, since Daniel bought them and since he has died, they now belong to the family,” she explained. She didn’t want to part with the rings since they remind her of the best time of her life. She wrote, “I’m being pressed by his family to give them these rings.”. “I’m not sure if they just want them to sell or own.”
She has been pushed away by the family. “Daniel and I didn’t have kids, so I suppose I’m not a family member anymore,” she said. When the grieving widow asked for advice, Reddit users delivered and showed their support. As per Cafe Mom, “Asking for a widow’s wedding rings six months after losing her husband is deeply messed up.” Yes, he paid for them… as a gift for you, another said. If you were his spouse, his assets would have gone to you anyway unless he had a will that specified otherwise.”