Why I Stopped Wearing My Wedding Ring

Taking off jewelry doesn't mean giving up on the commitment

Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash

“a married man considered in relation to his spouse”.

In the USA, Canada and the UK, women work an average of 90 minutes more in the home than men do, with men’s daily leisure time averaging about 45 minutes more per day. Julie Mahfood, 10 Countries Where Women Do The Most Housework

the husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. (1 Corinthians 7:3–4 ESV)

Me: What are you doing?

Husband (sending picture of our kids to a relative): I’m sending a picture. I wrote “Guess what they’re doing? It doesn’t involve a butterfly.”

Me (looking at picture that has nothing to do with butterflies, or anything remotely to do with winged creatures, or even with being in nature): What? What do you mean?

Husband: I mean, it doesn’t involve butterflies…you know…

Me: No, I don’t. Why did you mention butterflies?

Husband: I don’t know. I’m just making her guess.

“Spousal caregivers face a different paradigm than most others. If you’re caring for an ill child or a parent, you can still go home to your spouse and support network and feel comfortable there. A spousal caregiver doesn’t have that option”

“Are you still married if your spouse no longer knows you?” (Pauline Boss, p. 118, Loving Someone Who Has Dementia)

“Don’t judge until you walk a mile in my shoes” Barry Peterson



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Jennifer McDougall

Attempting Serious and Satire... Sometimes successful. Editor, Doctor Funny.