It's definitely your choice and I would do whatever feels more "right" to you. You don't have to explain to anyone why you would or wouldn't. The minute my husband moved out, I took my rings off and they remain off. I know we will never reconcile and I am not going to pretend that I am taken, even though I am technically still married. The rings to me signify that I am in a committed relationship and since I am not, there is no need to advertise it.
Seems like an individual choice. DO what feels good.
If I was separated I would take it off. But it is up to you.
I feel you should probably take it off because it was a symbol of your life together and you no longer life that life. Also it would be quite in timidating in the dating world.
The way my spouse left determined why I took my wedding band off. She had been an adultress for some time before I knew it. I was very sad, because 18 years was lost due to her actions. She was divorced in September, and remarried right after the 60 day limitation expired. I feel abandoned, betrayed, and terribly wronged. I keep the band because of its silver and gold content, not because I want to live in the past. I am looking for another woman now, because the memories of my Ex have become dim, and my resentment is almost gone. However, I would never wear a wedding band from an Ex, once she made it clear she had no plans to reconcile our differences, and re-marry me. She is history, and I am moving on.
Family heirlooms are yours forever, no matter who wears them next. Perhaps if you have a daughter, or a niece that may get married, you could gift it to them when the time comes? That way the rings stay in the family, and a family ring is a wonderful gift to a couple that is starting new.
Yes, I am moving on, but the search for another may take some time, as I am out of the dating scene, and a little leery of getting involved once again. Time will tell. Best of luck to you also!
Separated is not divorced. If you are planning on getting divorced, most people might not wear it. If you are currently working things out, keep it on.
can you get it off? if so get it off.
Its actually hard for some of us to take the ring off after a separation (was for me)..The day I took it off was about 9 months after we parted & I felt naked for weeks afterwards but the marriage is over so I put it in a drawer..
I liked looking at my "ring" finger , knowing I was married to someone I truly loved..
Really sad to lose your spouse to another man, but these things happen so easily, and so quickly. I felt like I had lost my rings after I divorced my Ex, the feeling of the rings not being there. Due to our native American backgrounds, these rings are unique, handcrafted in a shop in Cherokee, NC. But with no love to back them up anymore, they sit in their original box in my safe, perhaps a hedge to be used in a time of need. Now, they have no other function.
I dated a woman that didn't wear hers and after about three months, I met her husband. I thought were we are in a serious relationship and she was single. Even after she tried to say thing were over with him, I walked away to me it all had been just a lie from the start.
If you are only separated and not sure if you might get back together again then continue to wear it until the legal divorce. If you are 100 % sure you do not want to save the marriage and it is finally over then get rid of the ring, sell it or whatever, a ring is a token of love if the love has gone then so should the ring go. I am also divorced and about to sell my ring. I don't want any memories of what I went through.
I think the symbol shows you're trying to reconcile... its a good thing, in my humblest of opinions...
well.that's good. Because You're Not! I would as thr courts Will encourage you to swell counseling, and or arbitration... Good Choices....
It's not Right or Wrong, it's your Decision.