Should I give her the ring even though I can not commit?

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, “Dyanne,” and I recently had a baby conceived not long after we started dating.

Jeanne Phillips

While I love my child with all my heart, Dyanne constantly gives hints that she wants an engagement ring or a “promise ring”.

I understand why, because she has explained her reasons. But she pushes me to give something that I think should come when I feel comfortable doing so.

While some will say I do not behave like that, I am traditional in some ways for a millennium. I believe that when I give someone a ring, it should be because I’m planning to marry her. I do not consider marriage as most people do and I think I can just get divorced and that is not a problem.


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