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Why I Bought Myself A Diamond Ring

Today I’m celebrating the fact that my post has been featured on BlogHer. Yay, me! 🙂


Why I Bought Myself A Diamond Ring

I’ve never bought myself a piece of jewelry. I’ve been lucky to receive jewelry as gifts, and I inherited some from my mother and my husband’s family. But a couple of month’s ago, I bought myself a diamond ring (or, at least, I attempted to buy one).

I’ve always prided myself on my relationships with family and friends, but we can often go through life fooling ourselves. In recent years, I’ve begun to see how some of these relationships were quite skewed. One of these has been with a certain family member in which I’ve always been the one to compromise. I always give in, and yet, I’m always being made out to be the bad guy.

When I’ve been called upon to fight the other person’s battles, and I’ve done so willingly. But I am also the one who gets thrown under the bus when I disagree with her. I also began to notice that this person has a lack of respect for my time and privacy.

Read the rest of my post on BlogHer  – my story of self-acceptance and authenticity…..



  1. Karen Karen May 14, 2016

    Sometimes we just don’t see what is and isn’t working in our relationships until we are able to take a step back. Then we can work and what’s best for us. Congratulations.

  2. Danielle Danielle May 13, 2016

    Congratulations! That’s awesome!

  3. Nabanita Dhar Nabanita Dhar May 13, 2016

    Congrats, Corinne…:)

    You know I’m still in the bad person zone for so many of my friends and relatives. But I don’t care because I have had enough of being the one who listens and does something…When I needed them none of them were around and what’s more, they never hesitate to judge me for everything I do so instead of wasting time for them I have decided to make my life happier 🙂

  4. Ankita Ankita May 12, 2016

    Congratulations, Corinne! I know what you mean by being thrown into the “bad guy” zone. My mom has been the queen of being misunderstood. Anyway, we, her kids, know her side of the story and respect her for the same. I am sure, your loved ones respect for the amazing lady that you are!

    • Kenya G. Johnson Kenya G. Johnson May 11, 2016

      I wonder where that picture comes from, it’s ancient! Anyway I love the post. I didn’t feel like figuring out the sign in thing. So happy for you about what the ring represents. I hope you get the stuff that matches 😉
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      • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | May 12, 2016

        Thanks, Kenya. I do love the old photo too – very stylish!

        Sorry, I think I just presumed that most bloggers are on BlogHer.

  5. Frances Frances May 11, 2016

    Beautiful!!!! Congrats on getting published on Blogher. It’s my hopes to do so one day. 🙂


  6. Debbie D Debbie D May 11, 2016

    Congratulations on having your story published on Blogher, Corinne! It’s a lovely gift and great reminder of your assertiveness, regardless who bought it.
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