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Old 03-06-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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Only they know?? Maybe they don't want to ever forget or maybe they feel pressured by society.

An older lady I know just became a widow and people are already talking about when she will be married again!
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:00 PM
 
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Because they still love their deceased husbands.
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:42 PM
 
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I think they don't want people to know they are single, their not interested in any dating. Or they like the rings and just left them on. Or they can't get the ring off and just left it on.
There was a many pages thread here awhile ago, I forgot the title, where the great majority of widowed retired women don't want to remarry.
Did you ever think that it is because they loved their husbands and want to look ar the ring as a reminder
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Oh lordy, I've had this ring on my finger for over 32 years now. If John leaves first I will still wear my wedding ring and his on a chain around my neck. He is the love of my life and death will never change that.
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Old 03-06-2018, 01:56 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I think of it as a "no-pest strip." Plus I have gained weight and probably couldn't get it off if I wanted to, which I don't. It has been part of my life since I was 24. I can't see ever getting married again. Maybe meet someone, but not marriage.
ROFL! Hadn't thought of it in the terms of a no pest strip, but I could see where it might be!

Unless those pests don't care whether or not you are married.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Why would they need to take them off? That ring is a symbol and bond of their love and just because a partner has passed doesn’t mean that bond is gone.
Exactly. My mother passed recently and I wear her simple wedding band on my right hand. It reminds me of her. I think of all of the times she must have looked down and seen that ring on her own finger, particularly when she was a young mother of four.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:34 PM
 
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My mother hasn't worn her ring for about 5 years. my father passed 8 years ago. I asked her where her wedding set was. She said she wasn't married any more. Even tho it made sense it still made me sad.
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Do younger widows take their rings off?
I suppose some of them do. How long is a different matter.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I would not stop wearing mine.

It has a large center stone that is very beautiful.

My wedding band was my mothers.
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:42 PM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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I would not stop wearing mine.

It has a large center stone that is very beautiful.

My wedding band was my mothers.
Same here. If I remain, I will have his band sized down and stack it with mine on the same finger.
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