Confidence in the family

by | Feb. 17, 2010

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I was engaged once to a man I didn’t marry. For the record, he was a good Latter-day Saint and a good man. But I came to discover that even good people can have bad relationships. We were engaged for 4 tumultuous months before I finally called it off.

I knew it wasn’t right early on. I could bore you with all the reasons I entered into an engagement with a person I wasn’t in love with, but that’s a longish, whiny tale. More importantly, I think, is why I stayed as long as I did. 4 months doesn’t seem that long, I suppose, but it was longer than it should have been.

We fought. A lot. About little things, big things, and everything in between. We weren’t very good at communicating with each other, and during one exasperating conversation I pulled the ring off my finger and held it out to him.

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