Anonymous My husband passed away 10 months ago and I wore my wedding ring as usual until about the 6th month. I lost my husband on September 14, 2015 after a short six month battle with brain cancer. I think it just has to be something that fits you and your new life. I think I took mine off after about 6 months. The wedding band I am thinking of making into a family ring that will have our birth dates along with our four children. So, I never even got the chance to get married, but am wearing 3 rings.
I have heard the rings and band could be put together in a beautiful necklace piece. So I took my 25th anniversary ring to a friend and jeweller and said help me redesign this ring. I suppose some day I will take it off, but for now, it feels better with it on. I went the whole weekend without the ring. He has been a member of the Kiwanis Club of Northside Naples since 1995 where he has served as the newsletter editor, a distinguished Secretary, and Past President.
She hasn't managed to find a new beau however. Having recently dated someone I am interested in, I was ready to move the ring to my right hand but of course, it does not fit. We were five months and five days from our 30th wedding anniversary. Glad there are so many appropriate options! I am not interested in dating…but who knows if the right guy comes along, I may change my mind. Pass your ring on to children or grandchildren when they marry, or offer to have it remade into a new wedding ring for them to use. I vaugely recall reading about switching the ring to the right hand, too. My husband, John, the love of my life and the best friend I will ever have, died on Saturday morning on February 4, 2012.
Gentle Reader, Who is going to make you? I would be open to have the rings made into something beautiful to wear with a necklace, and I still have his band. I then wore a gold band on my right hand. They felt foreign to me, and I no longer felt married. July 29, 2016 My husband passed away December 26,2015. Three weeks before he passed away I told him how sorry I was that I felt like I had taken him for granted and that he would always be there. Leave it on for now until it feels right to take it off but realize that it will be off-putting to a lot of men.
I am still working for a few more months and then will be retiring. I knew that I was healing and I will still love her until I die. As I say to them, Daddy is dead and it is okay to be sad but we have life to live, so lets live it and then I tickle them or something to make them giggle Anonymous I am conflicted with my wedding rings. I dont plan on marrying again,nor do i plan on taking it off. Needless to say, Boy I Miss Him. This was a second marriage for both of us, and a blended family. If I was involved with someone who didn't like me wearing it, I would probably remove the eternity ring.
Take care of yourself because you matter. Just what I wanted, was on sale and is now being sized. He was only 61 and we were looking forward to enjoying retirement together. What I did however, was have my wedding band and my husband's, soldered together like two olympic rings. I went from being a newlywed to a widow in just over two months.
How long did any of you who lost your spouses wear your wedding rings after you lost your husband or wife and if you are still wearing them how long do you plan to wear them? I doubt I will ever be able to wear a ring on my left hand again. It seems like our rings are what makes me feel closest to him. When the woman removes her wedding ring and does not wear it on the finger or around her neck on a chain this can signify that the marriage is on the rocks. I'm curious about this question as well, since I've never heard of such a custom. Some of your medications may be causing this effect and should be looked at by your doctor. We have the right, and truthfully a need, to look nice and wear or not wear our rings without being considered on the hunt. One in a Pioneer Pies and one in a church.
I have never had a man I dated even mention it, though. It doesn't mean you'll ever forget them or never loved them. Just like several of the posters, I found this site by Googling the question whether widows should continue wearing their wedding rings. Somehow that did not register with me. I still wear my wedding rings and sometimes ponder if I will ever remove them.
When we married we were so young we only had plain bands. Not too long ago my left hand swelled so bad that the ring actually was cutting my circulation off, so I pryed it off for 2 days and cried every time I looked down at my empty finger. I will send her a note to read this. I recently had surgery to which my rings came off. I sized her ring and wear it on my little finger next to my own where it will stay until I leave this world.
Of course I wore it — it was part of me. If someone is unsure, it's always safe to use Ms. In November I took both bands to a jeweler. While I initially had to deal with some self-inflicted guilt for not wearing it, I don't feel like I'm dishonoring her. I arranged his funeral all alone. Richard has experienced many sides of grief including the death of his wife early in their marriage, raising two sons as a single father, giving up a daughter he was going to adopt, the loss of his father and other loses.