My dh doesn't have a ring. Jewelry bothers him, plus he works with electricity and doesn't want metal on his finger! Doesn't matter at all!
your married regardless looks like someone wants loop holes..and in marriage your either married or divorced..even separated your still married its still cheating dating others..
A ring is a very old symbol.
I have an inflammatory disease, sometimes I can't wear my rings. I'm no less a newlywed. I love my rings.
The only time he removes his is when he does electrical work.
I don't have a ring but I can assure you I am legally married.
Then I am screwed when I mess with paw meat or work in the garden or go swimming.
You're friend is taking something that is symbolic too seriously. I take off my ring to put on lotion, does that mean that I have effectually devorced my husband or annulled our marriage? Not in my or my husband's eyes. Also, if DH doesn't take out the trash, according to your friend, can I just take off my ring and find a husband who will? By the same token, can I just accept a ring from a stranger and be married to him without going through all the marriage lisence, wedding plans, and rig-a-ma-roll? The answer to all these questions, in my opinion is "no".
I say marriage is simply a commitment. It is not a piece of paper that says "he is married to her". It is not a ceremony where we put our rings on each other's fingers and kiss at the end. It is not something that can be broken or nullified by a piece of paper that says "we are divorced" (which, btw, in my opinion, just means I don't like being married to him/her anymore most of the time). It is a deep and binding commitment where a man and a woman choose to share their very selves (and everything else) with each other at least for the rest of their lives (as long as they both shall live). It is not something that requires a ceremony or informing the government; it requires witnesses, loyalty, and, above all else, Love.
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