After your spouse/partner dies, you may have mixed feelings about when to remove your wedding ring.
Because there are no firm rules about if and when to take this emotionally loaded step, it’s really up to you to decide when to stop wearing your ring.
You might practice removing it for short periods and see how you feel. Or try a more gradual change by shifting the ring to another finger, different hand, or a chain you wear around your neck.
However you proceed, take the time you need to make the decision that's right for you.
posted by Laurie at 4/22/2009