January 16, 2018

You Gotta Believe, It's All For The Best

I love streaming and listening to music online especially on Spotify and most often than not I listen to a playlist. Last weekend, I woke up at dawn and decided to play some soothing music so as not to disturb the neighbors and I ended up listening to this compilation of acoustic covers. Normally I am doing something else when listening to music and I don’t really pay attention to the lyrics of the song. While I was at pause and thinking about what to write for the current review I was composing, a song was playing, then out of nowhere the lyrics of the song caught my attention. 

The song’s title is “When You Love Someone” by British singer-songwriter James TW. The song’s melody is a bit upbeat, the melody is centered on an acoustic guitar, which is played in a light manner and features a repetitive rhythm. The song is from the standpoint of a set of parents, who are trying to explain their divorce to their adolescent son.  It’s a difficult subject, but the uplifting melody and the sincere vocal balances the all too familiar tale of families being torn apart. 

The lyrics goes like this: 

Come home early after class
Don't be hanging 'round the back of the schoolyard
I've been called up by a teacher
She says she can't even reach you 'cause you're so far
You've been talking with your fist
We didn't raise you up like this, now did we
There have been changes in this house
Things that you don't know about in this family
It don't make sense, but nevertheless
You gotta believe us, it's all for the best
It don't make sense
The way things go
Son you should know
Sometimes moms and dads fall out of love
Sometimes two homes are better than one
Some things you can't tell your sister 'cause she's still too young
Yeah you'll understand
When you love someone
There ain't no one here to blame
Nothing's going to change with your old friends
Your room will stay the same
'Cause you'll only be away on the weekends
It don't make sense but nevertheless
You gotta believe us, it's all for the best
It don't make sense
It don't add up
We'll always love you no matter what

You should check out the video as it is quite the opposite of the tune of the song, emotional and heartbreaking. But in the end though the parents couldn’t find common grounds between the two of them, one thing is certain, their love for their kids. 

Broken families are not so common nowadays and society has been very lenient of people who came from this kind of “modern family”. I am not ashamed to say that I myself is a product of a broken home. I’m grateful that despite that I never felt any lack of love and care from my family or my friends. My siblings and I, howsoever, turned out ok. I guess we just lucked out on that department. 

My parents never made amends, not even before my father passed-away. Their separation was quite messy. Good thing that they didn’t have to go through any legal proceedings, you know, like custody of offspring, distribution of conjugal properties, returning of engagement and wedding rings etc. But what if that was the case? What one should do, especially for prized possessions like engagement ring and other jewelry? 

I asked three of my single friends what they would do if that happened to them. I gave JM a scenario, I asked him “What if you bought an engagement ring, proposed to your girlfriend but she said no and then your relationship with her didn’t end up well and you went your separate ways, what would you do with the ring then?” His answer was: “Since I saved up for the engagement ring, but the relationship didn’t work out, I would probably hold onto it until I find another person worthy of my love and that precious stone.” I then asked two women, one in a relationship and then one married with 2 kids. Princess retorted: “I would sell it, I don’t want it to be put to waste and gathering cobwebs in the corner.  Aya, giving almost the exact same answer said: “I’ll sell it, I could cut my losses and sell it online or through a jewelry shop. And use the money for my kids”

Under these circumstances, wedding rings or an engagement ring is still considered a conditional gift. After a marriage or an engagement is formally broken, there’s still the question of what to do with the jewelry. Not only do you need to figure out which person in the relationship should keep the ring, but you also need to figure out what to do with the ring once the rightful owner takes possession. If you don’t know what to do, you can look up online what to do with your engagement ring after divorce, break up or separation. An option is to sell it to a trusted buyer like Truval (they are one of the world's leading companies who buy and sell diamonds at the best price.)

But if you ask me, with all honesty, my answer would probably to sell the ring. Haha! Lightening up the mood as we dealt with a heavy subject back there. ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜Š I hope and pray though, that relationships in this world don’t have to end that way. But if doesn't, you gotta believe, it's all for the best and you'll be just fine. ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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