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    One of the DJ's commented on one of her friends not wearing her engagement ring most of the time and wondered what the norm was for people wearing their engagement rings or wedding bands.

    So, what do you think/do?
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    For me, I always wore my engagement ring unless I was cleaning or swimming. Some nights I would take it off to sleep but that was about it. I wore both rings until about half way through my pregnancy with Robbie and then my fingers were too swollen. I stopped wearing my engagement ring after scratching Robbie with it and just wore my wedding band. For our 10th wedding anniversary I got a new ring that does not fit with the other two. I only wear my anniversary band now. I actually had to buy Sean a ring as he complained that my new ring was white gold so it did not match his ring any more. So we both wear our anniversary rings now. Sean's definitely looks like a wedding band but mine not so much, but it is a ring I love.
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    My parents and grandparents didn't since as long as I can remember. I am not right now because I need to get mine fixed. My husbands after about 10 years got too worn to wear.. he works with his hands a lot.. It did use to bother me that he didn't wear it.. I do think about it sometimes.. but it doesn't usually bother me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mom2robbie View Post
    One of the DJ's commented on one of her friends not wearing her engagement ring most of the time and wondered what the norm was for people wearing their engagement rings or wedding bands.

    So, what do you think/do?
    A few months back i found that my rings felt extremely tight in the morning time if i wore them all night, not horribly tight, i could still move them around and stuff, but enough that it was problematic to take them off and i did NOT like that feeling. So I've started taking them off at night. However, that now means that sometimes i forget to put them back on.

    When i used to wear them 24/7, it felt weird to have them off so i noticed right away and put them back on. Now the feeling of having them off doesn't feel so foreign, so sometimes when I'm rushing (And thats often) I will not remember to put them back on in the morning.

    My sister in law never wears her wedding band/engagement ring...but she does wear another ring everyday instead. I'm not sure if there is any meaning behind the ring or where she got it. I've never bothered to ask.

    I don't know...i think it depends on the person. There are much better signs about how a relationship is going than if they wear a ring or not, so i try not to put much thought into it when i notice someone not wearing one.
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    When I was engaged and newly married, I wore my rings 24/7 no matter what. Even years into my marriage I wore both rings all the time. I never understood people who did not. Then when Caitlyn was a baby I scratched her face with my engagement ring. I was devastated and have not worn it much since. Only for special occasions. I do still wear my wedding ring all the time. The only times I have taken my wedding ring off in the last 11 years is when it was being re-sized and when it did not fit while I was pregnant. When I could not wear it because I was pregnant I wore it in a chain around my neck.

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    We didn't do the engagement ring thing, but I wear my wedding band (with another simple ring on top of it that Dave bought me a few years later) all the time. I think the only time I take it off is when I do headstands in yoga! Funny. I take off all my rings for that.

    The only ring I have with a stone on it is one that was my mom's. Her husband bought it for her the first Christmas after they moved out to BC together and I have been wearing it every day since she died. I was not used to wearing a stone so I asked her husband when she took it off, and he said at night and in the shower, so that's what I do. It definitely has taken a while for me to get used to having that type of ring so I totally understand why someone wouldn't wear an engagement ring all the time.

    My sister & sisters-in-law also didn't have engagement rings so I don't know what the "norm" is.
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    Except during the later stages of my pregnancie I wear my rings all the time. Dh wears his ring as well.
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    I cannot wear my engagement ring now due to the effects of pregnancy. I got my ring when I was 10 lbs higher than my pre pregnancy weight but now I can't get it on unless I'm 5 lbs below my pre pregnancy weight. Even then, if I do anything with my hands, the knuckles swell too much. I'll probably get it resized when I'm done having kids.

    We both wear our wedding bands all the time.
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    I wear mine all the time. Was lucky to not have swelling so wore them through pregnancy too. Wouldn't dream of going without my engagement ring I love it.

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    My engagement ring and wedding band are fused together, so if I wear one I have to wear both. I take them off at night and don't put them back on until after I shower the next day. I love my ring(s) but like Kim mentioned, I sometimes forget to put it on. It doesn't really bother me if I do, but I wear it most days. DH doesn't wear his ever. He HATES any kind of jewelry (doesn't wear any other rings or a watch or anything like that.) He wore it for a whole after we got married and he would fidget with it constantly because he hated the feeling and just never got used to it. So I told him I was ok if he stopped wearing it. Like Kim, I don't think that whether you wear a piece of jewelry is a good indicator of the strength/health of your relationship, and I try not to "make" him do things that he hates.
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