Woman wants ring to become virginity protector
Yes, they could have phrased this differently, but I think your concern about this is really splitting hairs.
Their wedding is not about you or your possible or perceived embarrassment regarding bringing a gift. The couple is urging you not to worry about it, and so you shouldn't.
Dear Amy: "Tired of Listening" was bothered by a friend's constant complaining.
I had a sister that used to do this several times a week. The calls always ended in tears. I finally sat her down and explained she needed professional help that I was not qualified or comfortable providing.
The only mistake I made was doing it in a restaurant. She did seek help and our relationship improved.
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-- No Longer Tired
Dear No Longer: Your response was perfect.
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