A devastated widow has shared her tragic story of losing her husband just 18 months after they tied the knot.
Now, the grieving wife has been faced with even more difficulty, with her in-laws being the cause of it.
In a post on the social media platform Reddit, the woman explained that her late partner’s mother and sister were now hounding her because they wanted to claim back both her wedding and engagement rings.
They have said that this is due to wanting the jewellery “back in the family”, reports the Daily Star.
The widow wrote: “Daniel and I were married for 1.5 years, together for 7.
“I received an engagement ring, wedding ring, and eternity band from him (a wedding anniversary gift for 1 year married).”
Then, her husband was killed in an accident.
She said: “It still doesn’t feel real, but I’m trying to live life the way he’d want me to every day.”
“I haven’t had much contact with his family since the funeral 6 months ago. I suppose we were all hurting and need to heal.”
But, then her former sister-in-law messaged her on Facebook.
The woman said: “I’m a bit of an oversharer on Facebook and they knew about my eternity ring as well as the other rings.
“My sister-in-law wants me to return all the rings to them, as they say that Daniel paid for them and because he has died, they belong to the family.
“I’ve already given them back his childhood stuff he had. Along with photos he had before I met him.”
She said that because she and her husband didn’t have children she feels she is “no longer family”.
And, the widow made it clear she didn’t want to give them the rings as they were “deeply sentimental”.
She said: “I’d be ok with giving them my plain wedding band, but the two others are beautiful, expensive (combined £19,000), and remind me of the best time of my life.
“I’d give them my husband’s wedding ring, but he was buried wearing it.”
She told the in-laws no, but they persisted in hounding her for the rings and have even threatened her with legal action over the rings and labelled her an “a**hole”.
Other Reddit users were aghast at the situation.
One said: “Asking for a widow’s wedding rings six months after losing her husband is deeply messed up.
“I’d cut ALL ties with these people. Let your AH SIL get a lawyer, it will be a waste of her money because those rings are YOURS, they were gifts.
“These people are disgusting. They aren’t family heirlooms, they’re just nice things they want to be able to pawn. Block all of them.”
Another second added: “Umm, what? Yeah, he paid for them … as gifts for you. And as you were his spouse, his assets go to you anyway unless he had a will that states otherwise.
“Where TF are these people getting the idea they have any claim over anything of his, much less something as sentimental as wedding and engagement rings.”
And, a third noted: “You were his wife, meaning his things now belong to you anyway. They were gifts.”
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