Again, this is a matter of preference. Some people are comfortable removing their rings immediately after their spouses die and others never want to take them off. If you feel lost without your wedding ring, then, by all means, wear it. Another option is to wear it on a chain around your neck.
Is It Normal for Widows to Still Wear Their Wedding Rings? There is no official guideline or etiquette that covers whether or not a widow should wear a wedding ring after the death of her spouse. Rather, the choice to wear a wedding ring after a spouse's passing is personal and should be left to the individual.
The wedding ring symbolizes our love for our spouses and afterwards it’s a comfort as a reminder of our love. It can also stop unwanted advances as we grieve. There are as many reasons to keep wearing them as there is to remove them. Some widows move their rings to their other hand or pass their rings on to someone they feel close to such as ...
For many widows, wearing their ring helps them feel that they still have a bond with their deceased husband. Some widows switch their ring to their right hand, so they are still wearing a reminder of their spouse but it doesn't signify a continued marriage bond. The best thing to do is follow your intuition in this matter.
Hi. I’m still wearing my wedding rings. My husband died suddenly almost 3 years ago after being married 34 years and together for almost 40 years. I still “feel” married and lost with out my rings. But we did a unique thing with my husbands wedding band. I have two sons that got married in 2018.
5. He’s still wearing his. Finally, at risk of sounding morbid, I still wear my wedding ring because my husband is still wearing his. When it came time to close the casket before his funeral Mass, I was asked if I wanted it. I waffled and asked the man from the funeral home what he thought.
Many widows will wear their wedding rings on their right hand. They do this as a sign of the marriage that they shared with their deceased husband. Some widowers also do the same. The death of a spouse is far different than a divorce or other brea...
I'm 29, widowed when I was 21. I wear my rings on my right hand ring finger. I also have a different ring that I wear on my left hand ring finger. My grandmother noticed one day and said that she wears her engagement ring on her left ring finger but doesn't wear her wedding band at all. To each their own I guess.
The reason why many will still wear them will be because they do not wish to appear 'available', especially the widows. Women are less likely to want to remarry (unless they are very young when widowed) so continuing to wear the wedding ring gives some protection from embarrassing situations.
Some of the suggestions I heard included: ~Continue to wear your rings on your left hand ~Move the rings to your right hand ~Make the rings into other pieces of jewelry – either for yourself or your children ~Attach the rings to a chain worn around the neck ~Put them away and pass them on to your children when they are ready to get married ...