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Sunday Confessional — I Lost the Bracelet My Boyfriend Gave Me!

My boyfriend and I celebrated Christmas together for the first time last December. Though we are both watching our spending, we decided to go all out. I got him an awesome new suitcase that he had his eye on, and he got me a beautiful bracelet from my favorite boutique. I couldn't have asked for a more thoughtful gift — I absolutely love it and I wear it every day!

The other night, on our way home from drinks with friends, my boyfriend looked down at my wrist and asked me why I wasn't wearing the bracelet. My heart sank — I was wearing it — it must have fallen off. In an effort to not upset him, I told him that I had forgotten to put it back on after I got out of the shower.

First thing the next morning, I called the boutique where he got it and asked if they had any more left. They didn't, but the sales woman told me they could special order another one for me. I gave her the green light, but it won't get here for another two to three weeks. I don't know how I long I can make up stories before he finds out the truth, but since I lied to my boyfriend's face when he originally asked me where it was, I feel like I need to keep up the charade as long as I can. I don't condone lying and have made that very clear ever since we first started dating, so can I be forgiven for being a complete hypocrite?

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dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
Eh, this is such a small thing. You sound so young. Why did you lie? He won't be mad at you. If he does take back his suitcase. Anyway maybe he would buy you something else with a better clasp. It's OK. Nothing you could have done about it. Jewelry can disappear. When that suitcase gets lost by some airline do you think he would replace it without you knowing? Just think about how silly the whole thing is and fess up. Definitley don't make this a habit or anything.
cbaby28 cbaby28 8 years
i'm undecided.....it was honestly a mistake in losing the bracelet but you lied straight to his face and have been lying to him ever since.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
Not forgive for lying! Why didn't you just tell him that it fell off? Geez, he might even have bought you a new one!
vmruby vmruby 8 years
Forgive for losing the bracelet.Sh*t happens and it's not like you lost it on purpose. Not forgive for lying I can't believe you would go to as far as you did just to cover it up. What was wrong in telling the truth and then back tracking your steps to look for it.You compromised your boyfriend's trust in you for a bracelet.That makes zero sense to me.The real story will come out eventually and I hope for your sake that he doesn't get pissed at you for it.
1cigarrette 1cigarrette 8 years
awww... something happened to me quite similar to "jlynn818"... we were at the beach and a huge wave stole a ring my boyfriend gave to me 3 years before... I spent a few minutes frantically looking for it while he was asking over and over again if I had lost my bathingsuit bottom or something haha... then when I told him, he just smiled at me, turned around, he threw away his and told me it was time to renew our "vows" anyways hahah... of course they weren't really expensive gifts or anything... so he bought newer ones and gave it to me over dinner... :)
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Okay, just tell him that you've looked all over the house and you're beginning to think that you were wearing it that night, and that it had fallen off. Did you call the restaurant/places where you were at that night to ask if they found a bracelet? that would have been my first thought
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
Forgive, but you should have been more careful with it. And make sure you tell him the truth before he finds out the wrong way. Because if he sees you can lie about something as little as this, he might wonder what else you will lie about. That's just the way I see it.
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
Seriously...give her a break. Something similar happened to me when my boyfriend and I first started dating. He had given me a necklace w/ a heart pendant. I accidentally broke the chain. One day he asked me why I wasn't wearing it and I got nervous and didn't want to upset him so I told him I just forgot. I told him the truth eventually and he was a little upset that I had lied but he understood that I was just trying to spare his feelings. FORGIVE!
designerel designerel 8 years
Just tell him ASAP that you lost the bracelet at the bar, and in a moment of panic, you lied about it. He will be pissed I'm sure, but at least you came clean about it. It's not like you lost the bracelet on purpose-- things happen. Just be honest about it.
danixk danixk 8 years
forgive.
smartiez smartiez 8 years
*It
smartiez smartiez 8 years
Why would you lie - It's not like he could get mad. I was accidental, after all.
ohbaby7 ohbaby7 8 years
although if he finds out, he may have been more forgiving if you told the truth the first time since you were upset and freaked out, he may be more upset if he knows you had time to think through your lies..
Meike Meike 8 years
"Oh please. I dont know ANYONE who doesnt tell a white lie every now and then. " I'm so glad my husband and I aren't just ANYONE. I'd hate for a second to think that my husband and I are the only couple who never lies to one another and that includes all those stupid white lies.
ohbaby7 ohbaby7 8 years
forgive, because your intentions are pure.
cmcgra20 cmcgra20 8 years
I agree with Grandpa! I understand that in the moment you let a white lie slip, but you should tell him what happened and that you didn't want him to get upset but that it must have fallen off. He cares about you which is why he got you the bracelet in the first place. He will hurt and confused if he feels you can't trust him enough to tell him. Best of luck!
khadeekiinsz khadeekiinsz 8 years
Maybe it wasn't just "a bracelet". Forgiven. But you really shouldn't of lied.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
Umm why did u just say it fell off, why are you going through all that trouble.?
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
It wasn't your fault. *sigh*, your mistake was special ordering one...since you've used the money up either run with the story or sell it. What you should have done was just tell him on the spot what happened or tell him now. While he may or may not be slightly upset, I'm sure he loves you regardless. I'm sure he would actually realize how upset you are. It's not his bracelet, it's yours (though it sucks when someone loses a gift you give them). It was obviously and accident though. When my gf thought she lost the bracelet I gave her for her birthday, she was so scared when she told me. While it would have sucked, if she did, I'm glad she wasn't fearful of me to not be honest. (She had the bracelet out on the table and was cleaning so I put it in her jewelry box so it wouldn't get lost). When she told me she thought she lost it, I told her where it was. Moral of the story, it would have sucked if she tried to order a new one. It's also somewhat deceitful and while it's understandable, it would be better to just tell the truth.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
Forgive but tell him the truth. If you have to, you can always say you thought you forgot to put it back on after your shower but when you went back to look for it it wasn't there. Telling a lie to spare someones feelings isn't a sin.
Murmur314 Murmur314 8 years
Granpa is my personal hero of the day. Just cause.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
Listen to Grandpa :)
Pistil Pistil 8 years
Forgive. It's not too late to confess that you lost it, but were afraid he would be upset with you. Did you try going back to where you last had it to see if maybe someone found it? Instead of going through all that trouble (and cash) for a new one?
Grandpa Grandpa 8 years
When my wife and I were in college, I gave her my senior ring (Big thing in those days, don't know about now. Not too many college students could afford diamond rings.). We were in a rowboat, I was rowing and she was feeding cracker jacks to ducks and swans that were following us. Well while throwing those crackerjacks, the ring flew off her finger and into the lake. She was VERY upset; she kept saying “I shouldn’t have worn the ring before she had an insert added to fit her finger. We are coming up on our 44th wedding anniversary in a few more months, and still laugh about it in retrospect. Why would you even THINK he blame you? Would he think you would lose that bracelet on purpose? If he did, drop him, and count your blessings, because that type of thinking is toxic to any long term relationship.
brookrene brookrene 8 years
Forgive. It was obviously an accident.
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