Wearing wedding rings?
By ruth roberts
December 4, 2017 9:19am CST
Have just read an interesting post on this subject. Personally I often used to wear my ring on the wrong hand - just to be a bit different I suppose. I don't see the need to wear something to show I am married - and these days only put my rings on for special occasions if going out. Its more comfortable to have no rings on your fingers and I used to hate getting soap underneath them and having to keep taking them off. My husband and I have both got rings and have now been married almost 40 years - but my wedding ring is now too small so if I do wear rings I wear my late mothers wedding band - I have lost my engagement ring. To be having to wear a ring (more so for women than men) was a kind of branding to show you were 'taken' and unavailable to other men - not very emancipated! I am not one for putting a lot of store on these conventions - why should one ring be so important anyway - its the marriage that is important - not the trappings.
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I am married from 45 years (will be 46 the next 27th of December). I wears my wedding band, but it's just for me, not to show to the others that I am married or because I judge that this is important. We are happy together, no matter if I wear or not my wedding band.
@youless I knew someone who got married without wedding rings MY husband and I attended his friends' wedding and due to the religion of the bride (which I forgot) wearing wedding rings is prohibited. They got married without wedding rings in a Judge coz church wedding is also prohibited.
• Mangalore, India
We don't have the custom of wearing wedding rings although a married Hindu woman wears a mangalsutra, a necklace made with black beads and a plate like pendant around her neck all the time and put vermilion on the forehead . I wear one too because of sentimental values .
I like wearing my wedding ring not to tell the world that I am married but because for me, it is a symbol of your promises to each other. Not that if you do not wear one, you are no longer faithful or what. I don't know, maybe it is just me. However, if it no longer fits me, then I would definitely take it off instead of losing it. Anyway, I haven't taken off my wedding ring since I got married. Is it just me being dramatic?
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