Why would he take off his wedding ring?
December 4, 2017 4:36am CST
I know a couple who live near me and I often speak to both of them as I pass their house. While talking to the husband the other day, I could not help noticing that he was not wearing his wedding ring . On closer inspection, I noticed that he was still wearing it but on the wrong finger. This couple are still together and always seem happy. They have two small children and I would hate to think that something was going wrong with them. So why would he remove his wedding ring?
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• Manchester, England
During the winter months my wedding ring gets very loose around my finger and only stays on because I have a bit of a squashed knuckle. It does spin round my finger very easily which isn't a problem as it is just a simple gold band. However, Mrs WorDazza has a similar problem with her rings during the winter months and doesn't have the luxury of a squashed knuckle. It can also be awkward to suddenly find the ring has rotated and the stones on her engagement ring and eternity ring are now facing inward. Consequently she sometimes moves them onto a slightly fatter finger, or doesn't wear them. Nothing sinister. Just a desire not to lose them or damage them if they drop off. This guy hasn't removed his wedding ring. Maybe he has a similar problem and, and rather than remove it completely he has moved it onto a finger he is sure he isn't going to lose it from during the cold winter months. So maybe he is showing far more respect for his relationship than you are giving him credit for.
• United Kingdom
I'm surprised people even notice about rings these days. Gone is the time when people checked the ring finger to see if someone was married. Lots of married people don't bother with rings - it always used to strike me like a sort of branding to show you were 'unavailable' - rather outdated now with so many people living together and others getting divorced.
• Olney, Illinois
@millie02 It's a bit shorter these days, they had to amputate part of it. The end is a bit wider than the rest of the finger now as well, a ring that would go over it would actually be too big. I'd probably just nonchalantly mention I'd never seen someone wear their ring on that finger.
• Nairobi, Kenya
I am always curious about this too. When you own a ring, why would you not wear it everyday and also when you are out or not with your partner. I am the type who won't hesitate to ask. A ring means someone is married and is in love too. So I think people should be happy and proud to wear it.
• United States
As long as he is taking care of this family. The ring could be in a glass on the table. I would never feel a ring on my finger or my husbands would matter to me. I would be upset to know others were that much in my affairs too. That would be one reason to leave those people alone.
May be he had some itch (not 7 years one ..just some scabies or fungal infection, or he had some cut there...or he removed it to do some acid related work and developed some blister or whatever, so he wore it on another finger and quite forgot about it.
• United Kingdom
@vandana7 My fingers are thinner in winter without fail, I only ever wear costume jewellery anyway but I can't wear my rings at all in winter cos they just slide off instantly. This is even the case when the rest of me is decidedly fatter in winter than it was in summer
• Guangdong, China
In fact my husband and i become a little fat than before (we marry for 7 years at very young age), and these 2 years the rings are too small for us. we will plan to buy new ones next year. sometimes maybe they have some other reasons why they do not wear the rings?
• United Kingdom
Well I always used to wear my wedding ring on the 'wrong' hand as a matter of principle as I did not like being dictated to by convention. Now I never bother wearing it unless going somewhere special - I prefer not to wear rings most of the time and to me it does not really matter - I never see why people think it important to have never taken their ring off - to me tis just a piece of metal.