Post # 1
my fiance was a free faller while he was in the military. he absolutely loves sky diving!! the first thing he ever said to me was “have you ever skydived?” lol horrible pick up line!!
anyway, in order to buy my ering he sold his parachute. i didn’t know anything about this until we moved in together and i asked where it was, and he told me he sold it to his old roomate, and used the money to buy my ring …
i feel like i will never live that down. when i think about it i get so upset. i know it was his decision, and i never asked him to do it, but it really bothers me. i think the worst part is my sister knows he did that (he told her before he even proposed to me) and always makes comments about it, that make me feel even shittier.
Post # 3
I think it’s sweet. He loves you that much to be with you and show you how much he loves you. Just shows you how much you mean to him than his parachute 🙂
Post # 4
I would feel the same way. But just think of it as this – he gave up something he loves for something (err someone) he loves more! 🙂
Post # 5
How much are parachutes? Could you buy it back or another one for a wedding gift?
Post # 6
@bluebelle23: i would love if i could afford it, but he sold his used one for a couple thousand dollars.
Post # 7
My FH sold his newly renovated house! True, we did end up buying a house together but he used a good portion of it for my ering. I look at it like he really loves me to give up something so important that he worked so hard on.
Post # 8
Mine sold his guns! And he loves to hunt.
Post # 9
it makes me feel better to see im not alone in my guy selling something! and i do feel like he loves me more than anything to be willing to do that for me. but i still feel like i can never make it up to him
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
@mrsrecon: you make it up by marrying him, and using that ring every day of your lives together, instead of the parachute which he wouldn’t have used nearly as much =)
Post # 11
As long as it wasn’t through dealing drugs, I think you should be happy.
Post # 12
Hey, it’s his choice and it shows just how much you mean to him.
My ex was a skydiver and he wouldn’t do anything with me on weekends EVER because he needed to skydive all the time. I know how this sport can get addictive to those who practice it, so if he sold his rig, I say good for you!
Post # 13
Wow that is so sweet. Just think how much he loves you and how muich he means to you. I’d feel badly as well but it was done with the greates of intentions 🙂
Post # 14
Wow. I’d certainly feel about like you do if my SO sold something that important to him. I am sure he would, if he had to, but I’m glad he’s working on, well, work, first.
It was so sweet of him, though! Maybe share your feelings with him? I think he might appreciate them.
Post # 15
I think it was very sweet and selfless of him. 🙂 Just take heart, he clearly loves you SO very much!
Post # 16
Dont feel guilty, you didn’t make him do it! He did it beacuse he wanted to and beacuse he loves you. I think it’s pretty sweet.