The ring was given in Missouri (so I assume she has a right to the ring).
She wrote the details of expenses I am to pay in a letter. I'm assuming I should write a letter back, to have a written record of this. In a letter back, would you recommend I offer to split the expenses for the bridal gown/veil and wedding venue, which would be about $500. Then state in the letter that this is the end of all financial discussions about a wedding that never occurred. (Ending discussion of bridesmaid dresses, honeymoon gift, and sibling flights.).
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