I take my wedding ring off to wash my hands in places it could otherwise go down the drain (no stoppers / coverings). I take it off to flip it around. I take it off to spin it on the dinner table at fancy restaurants to embarrass my wife.
To sleep though? Nah. I wouldn’t even be sure why that is a thing.
For years I never took mine off. Then my fingers got too fat, and once I got it off, I didn’t put it back on for several years. Then a couple of years ago, I lost weight, so my ring fit again. But now it gets chafed under there if I leave it on too much, so I try to take it off at night and wear it during the day, but I haven’t yet made a habit of it, so sometimes I wear it to bed and sometimes I forget to put it on during the day.
How’s that for a complicated answer to a simple question?
My wedding ring hasn’t been on my finger for years. I wear it on a loop of string around my neck.
A buddy had the tip of his finger pulled off when he was woodworking and didn’t remove his ring.
Although this Christmas our daughter gave us faux-bands that are made of silicone and whose presumed purpose is to show you’re married whilst not putting your digits at risk or attracting thieves. Presumably.
I very rarely take mine off. Not when sleeping nor showering nor swimming. Not even when gardening, nor when working on a diesel engine. Nor sparring.
If kneading dough, yeah.
I have several ones that I rotate as the mood determines. A silicone metal-look (most expensive of my substitute rings!), polished stainless steel (cost $1), and my current reeeeally dumb one is made out of tungsten (cost about $5), but I like it’s simple elegance too much. I’m told even firefighters can’t cut this one off though! <gulp> Funnily enough, the one I wear least is my actual white gold one. If I ever did go anywhere without a ring on, the tan line is so pronounced that my wife wouldn’t bat an eye. I’m branded!
I have not taken mine off since the day we were married 37 years ago. If I could get it off now I probably could not get it back on, as, believe it or not, I have gained weight since then-shocking, I know.
Although my guy and I didn’t marry IF we had I definitely wouldn’t take my wedding band off! I’ve been wearing a few family heirloom rings passed down from my sitto, a.k.a. my grandmother, haven’t taken them off in 35 years. Even before I knew I couldn’t/wouldn’t get married, because my guy didn’t have health insurance coverage through his employer, I wondered where my wedding band would go as “that” finger was already filled. Well it was more like I wondered where or what finger i’d be moving my other beauty to. Obviously a mute point after the fact!
Last year I happened to lose a bracelet that i’d been wearing since I first met my guy 30 years ago, it just slipped off while at a restaurant. Since i’d had it on for so long I only noticed it once it was gone. What a awful feeling in the pit of my stomach! Couldn’t believe that the server had found it when I called. I don’t even really like it that much anymore but don’t know what I want to wear in its place. Isn’t it crazy how we can have such a silly relationship with our jewlery? I sure as heck think so!!
I don’t take mine off, but it’s a replacement. My first was too loose and could slip off. I lost it on a walk with my daughter on a snowy day and never found it again.
If anyone ever finds it, they’ll probably think it was thrown in a pond in a rage, rather than flying through the air along with a snow ball.
I went down a half size for the replacement. The only things I take it off for are dead lifts and knuckle push-ups.