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'Ruined' surprise has frozen relationship

November 23, 2011
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Dear Annie: My oldest child is 27 and engaged. He and his fiancee, ”Kayla,” ordered the wedding rings together. Last May, my son texted, saying, ”We are going to pick up the ring on Thursday.” That Sunday we celebrated Mother’s Day at my daughter’s home. While cooking, I asked Kayla if I could see the ring. She did not respond. Instead, she left the kitchen and sat in the living room. My son told me, ”You ruined the surprise.” I was astonished. He said Kayla didn’t know he had picked up the rings. Apparently, when he texted ”we,” he meant his sister.

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