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He Crafted a Unique “Engagement Necklace” to Propose, But His Creativity Backfires and Leads to a Breakup Instead.

When a graphic designer meticulously plans an innovative engagement proposal, it unexpectedly triggers his girlfriend’s painful past, turning an idyllic park proposal into a dramatic dispute. With a heartfelt apology, a deep confession, and the suspenseful silence that follows, the reader is left yearning to uncover if their love can withstand this unforeseen turbulence.

A Picture-Perfect Plan

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The Original Poster (OP), a 29-year-old graphic designer, conceives a thoughtful plan to propose to his girlfriend, a 28-year-old nurse. His unique idea includes a stylish ring with her favorite opals and a diamond, designed to be worn on a sturdy chain since she cannot wear rings at work. All the elements of the surprise are in place, from the ring to the chain with its invisible clasp.

The Chain and the Charm

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The chain is crafted with careful attention to detail, with a stainless steel core and alternating gold and silver links. OP adds a clever touch: the ring can be clipped on and off the chain, allowing his girlfriend to wear them together or separately. Even the clasp of the chain is designed to be hidden for an elegant, seamless appearance.

The Day of the Proposal

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A few days after the ring is finished, OP chooses a peaceful park for his romantic proposal. The setting is tranquil, with no onlookers to intrude on their intimate moment. The anticipation builds as OP readies to ask the all-important question.

A Sudden Turn of Events

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OP’s girlfriend is initially ecstatic when he proposes, immediately saying yes. But the joyful moment is shattered when she sees the chain attached to the ring. Misinterpreting OP’s intention, she accuses him of playing a cruel prank on her.

A Misunderstanding Unfolds

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Despite the blissful start, the proposal takes an unexpected twist. OP’s girlfriend begins to yell and cry, believing that she is the butt of a joke. OP’s thoughtful plan suddenly morphs into a heartbreaking scene.

Words Fall on Deaf Ears

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OP desperately attempts to explain the purpose behind the chain, but his pleas fall on deaf ears. His girlfriend refuses to hear his explanation, turning what was supposed to be a moment of joy into a tense confrontation. The scenario escalates as she adamantly shuts down OP’s efforts to clarify.

Leaving in Tears

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Overwhelmed and hurt, OP’s girlfriend leaves him in the park and retreats to her mother’s house. The serene setting of the proposal is abruptly deserted, leaving OP alone with his dashed dreams. His carefully orchestrated surprise ends in disaster.

The Silent Treatment

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In the aftermath of the incident, OP finds himself cut off from his girlfriend while she’s at her mother’s house. She refuses to talk to him, prolonging the painful misunderstanding. OP is left in a state of confusion and guilt, wondering if he’s the one to blame.

The Lost Connection

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Their once-strong connection seems to crumble overnight as his girlfriend’s silence continues. OP struggles to understand how his creative proposal has backfired so drastically. Each passing day adds weight to the strain, deepening the chasm between them.

A Cry for Help

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Desperate for some sense of clarity, OP shares his story online, seeking the opinion of others. He narrates the entire episode, from the thought behind the ring and chain to the proposal gone wrong. Amid the chaos, OP’s only solace is the hope of finding answers in the views of strangers.

The Unanswered Questions

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Days turn into weeks, but OP receives no response from his girlfriend. Despite his sincere apology and expression of love, the silence continues. OP is left in a limbo of uncertainty, not knowing if his relationship has a chance of survival.

The Anticipated Reunion

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His girlfriend finally agrees to meet him. They sit together in the same park where OP had planned the perfect proposal. Words are exchanged, tears are shed, and it becomes evident that the path to reconciliation won’t be easy but is indeed possible.

A New Chapter

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Despite the misunderstanding, the couple decides to work through their issues. They agree on the importance of open communication and understanding each other’s pasts. In this ordeal, a new chapter begins for OP, promising a stronger relationship built on deeper understanding and unconditional love.

Was The Man’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “Personally, I’d love to see the ring and chain. Sounds cool and thoughtful to me.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “You were very thoughtful.

She didn’t even want to listen to you.

And you’re not even married yet.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “It sounds like a misunderstanding. Give her time to calm down and understand before throwing out the relationship. Proposals are emotional.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “Do you want to spend your life with someone who, when they get emotional, ignores you and storms away? That’s a red flag.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a Reddit thread.

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