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Running Rings Around Her Judgement

, , , , , , | Related | September 14, 2023

Due to my job and frequent visits to the gym, I wear silicone rings so my engagement and wedding rings don’t get banged up. I’ll wear my nicer rings for special occasions but tend to forget to put the silicone rings back on when I take the nicer rings off.

My husband and I are at his parents’ house for dinner. 

Mother-In-Law: “Where’s your wedding ring?”

Me: “Oh, I must have forgotten to put the silicone ones back on.”

Mother-In-Law: “Why wouldn’t you wear your actual rings?”

Me: “I don’t wear my nicer rings to work or the gym, or when showering and sleeping. The guy at the ring store suggested that.”

[Mother-In-Law] responds in a tone that suggests I don’t take my marriage seriously.

Mother-In-Law: “I’ve never taken mine off. [Husband], are you okay with this?” 

Husband: “Mom, no one cares. The ring I’m currently wearing isn’t my actual wedding band. It’s a beater band, and I wear silicone rings to the gym because I don’t want anything to happen to the nicer ring [My Name] got me. I don’t care if she doesn’t wear a ring. Our marriage isn’t solely tied to them. So butt out.”

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