Dear CRF, Can I Keep the Ring?


“Here’s My question. A man proposes to you while He’s living with you, splits bills and all. He bought a wedding band set. He gives you engagement ring but after several months becomes physically abusive. You love him but not ready to let things go. Do you give back engagement ring, wedding band or both. He lives with you so you have access to wedding band. He just needs to stop the lies and abuse to make it work. No cheating involved… just drunken lies and drunken abuse.”

I’m sorry, are you really caring more about some jewelry than your life? Abusive relationships can kill. Get out ASAP even if it means leaving everything behind. Your life is more important than any material item.

~Dena Reid, Esq.

About Dena Reid, Esq.

Founder and President of Code Red Flag, Dena Reid Esq. is a legally trained Conflict Mediator, Best Selling Author, and Motivational Speaker.

Ms. Reid’s mediation practice specializes in family and domestic disputes. She holds a Bachelors of Science from Cornell University as well as a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center. Additionally, Ms. Reid holds numerous certifications in mediation and arbitration from the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution. Ms. Reid has also worked as Commissioner of Mediation for the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service. She uses her trainings and experience to help families and couples deal with conflict in a productive and mutually beneficial manner.

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