Either that or “don’t you think it’s about time you started to date?
” The point here is that everyone out there, especially those who don’t know what they are talking about, has an opinion on this.
You can always dip your toe in the dating pool and take it out again if it doesn't feel right.
Other WAY members can provide an invaluable source of advice and a sounding board for people who feel ready to start venturing out into the dating world again.
I still wore my wedding ring for about two more months.
I didn’t know anyone else my age (39 at the time) who had lost a spouse nor was I aware of any grief support groups.
Trust yourself to do what is best for you, and bear in mind that what is true for you today may be different tomorrow. Since the stone sat high up, I always took it off while I was in the house anyway so as not to bang it on something while doing housework.
Or better yet, they sit in the comfort of their own home, surf the web, and hunt you through your status updates and Facebook photos you get tagged in. Yes, that was us in the Dominican, frolicking on the beach. While I’d like to believe the best in everyone, that they are merely looking out for me, I am not so naive.
The slightest emotional rejection could plunge you back into the depths of despair.
And you may also be plagued by feelings of guilt and uncertainty.
As there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there is also no right or wrong thing to do with your rings or a time frame that needs to be followed.
You may choose to wear your rings for the rest of your life, or you may choose to remove them immediately after your spouse’s death.