Question by  lucylu (33)

What is the etiquette for a widower and wearing their wedding rings?

My mother died three weeks ago and my dad is already not wearing his ring.


Answer by  kakoe (989)

Removing your wedding ring is a sign that you are ready to move on. Therefore, it is much more sensitive to remove your ring too soon after a death than for another event such as a divorce. In general, it is proper to wait at least six months after your spouse's death to remove your ring.


Answer by  karenkay (343)

This is not a matter of etiquette, but a matter of emotion. People remove their wedding rings when they feel able to.


Answer by  JustMeKC2 (5)

This is Different Between Men and Women. Many Men remove their rings right away because they Dislike wearing Jewelry, Or because they feel hopeless. Women Normally Wait 6-18 Months before removing their rings. Its a sign that has a woman has moved on. Men are not the same .


Answer by  Esteme (274)

This is of course a personal choice. However, according to tradition, set period of wearing the rineg are six months or a year. Some women wear them forever. Remember, though, it may be that the ring is too painful a memory, not that she does not or did not love him.


Answer by  saddel (1)

I am 54 and lost my wife to a unexpected stroke a year and a half ago. 1 stopped wearing my ring 6 months after. i also hate wearing rings but wore it for the sake of my daughters. I didnt want them to think i was moving on.

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