Deciding to get married is one of the most important decisions people make. That’s because it’s something you presumably do only once in your lifetime—and it binds you to another person for the rest of your life. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to happen, right?

Every engagement should be a moment of absolute and perfect joy for both parties involved, but as was proven by one woman, that’s not always the case. When you hear how this bride-to-be reacted to her fiancé’s proposal, your jaw will be on the floor…

Typically when your significant other asks for your hand in marriage, it’s one of the happiest moments of your lives. They drop to one knee, pop the question, and you both live happily ever after. Yet, not all engagements go so smoothly, as one couple recently realized…

When one man asked his girlfriend to be his wife, her reaction wasn’t quite what you might expect of a loving partner. In fact, you could say it was just about the complete opposite of what he’d anticipated…

The woman recently recalled the entire event. “He proposed and presented me with the ring he’d chosen—a diamond solitaire,” she said on an anonymous web forum. Apparently, it all went downhill from there.

While excited that he proposed, there was just one glaring issue—the ring! “I was so happy and excited to accept but was disappointed when I first saw the ring,” she recalled “The first word that entered my head was ‘small.'”

While some people would have been on cloud nine, this one couldn’t stop venting her frustrations about her “disappointing” ring. She candidly wrote about her disappointment online…

“There’s nothing to dislike about the type of ring, per se. As a diamond solitaire would have been my choice, but it’s the whole thing—the color of the gold, the setting, the small stone and relatively chunky shoulders,” her post went on.

Of course, it wasn’t just the simple fact that she didn’t like the ring he’d purchased for her; it was that she thought her fiancé was being a cheapskate! And that greatly bothered her…

Her biggest issue stemmed from knowing that her fiancé made so much money at work, yet he seemed to have shelled out so little on her ring. “His salary is nearing a six-figure sum and he’s usually very generous,” she elaborated online.

“Having seen the receipt I know he paid 1,800 Euros [about $2,126] for it—which is a lot less than I would have imagined he would have spent on such a significant piece of jewelry,” she continued.

Her complaints just kept on going: “He’ll be more disappointed in me for making a fuss over it when, in his eyes, it fits and there’s nothing actually wrong with it, rather than just admitting he hadn’t spent enough,” she said.

The anonymous woman also learned that her fiancé’s coworkers had potentially been influencing him. “Someone at work apparently told him that ‘If she makes it all about the ring, then she’s not the girl for you.'”

She clearly had a plan in her mind about how the entire proposal—and ring selection—should have gone, and she definitely didn’t mince words with everyone reading the forum that afternoon…

“Ideally I would have loved to have chosen a ring from a fancy establishment and made sure I got the one I’d always dreamed of,” the anonymous woman detailed in her post. Still, her next line made a valid argument…

“As it’s something I’ll be wearing every day and is such a special piece of jewelry, I wanted to really love it and I just don’t,” the woman continued. “I’ve even thought of all the better options he could’ve gone with instead.”

Of course, not everyone reacted favorably to this woman’s attitude. After all, for most people, being gifted with a $2,000 ring is exceptionally generous. Plus, they were in disbelief over her shallow response to the proposal!

“If you’d said you didn’t like the style, I’d have been fairly sympathetic,” one commenter wrote. “But if it’s simply not big and flashy enough, it sounds like you’re more interested in showing off the ring than you are in him.”

Of course, the debate of whether the woman was right or wrong for feeling the way she did about her engagement ring had more than one side. Some people felt like she’d made a good case for herself.

“You will get flamed for this and people may even write back to you saying you’re wrong,” said one user. “But I’m on your side. Not about the cost per se but the fact you will be wearing it every day and you are not totally in love with it.”

In the end, a marriage is about so much more than a wedding ring; a marriage is a commitment made between two people. It’s only human nature to want nice things, but at the end of the day, maybe finding true love should be enough…

If you do it right, a marriage can be fulfilling and lasting. But if you begin your marriage worrying about the price tag on your ring, it could be a warning sign that your values aren’t quite what they should be!

It’s outrageous the way some people look at the world. A marriage should be about making a life together, not about how much someone spent on a piece of jewelry!

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