Today's social dilemma came from an email I received from Tricia. It's about wedding rings, and I thought it was interesting. This is what she wrote.
Hi Jaime. I love listening to your social dilemma everyday and I have one of my own. My husband and I have been married for 14 years. We have a great relationship, and we're both very happy. However, my husband recently got a new job where he works with his hands a lot, and he has stopped wearing his wedding ring because of it. He said it gets in the way and it's easier to leave it off. It really bothers me. I never take mine off, and neither did he until this new job. I wouldn't mind so much but he doesn't put it back on when he's not at work. He says it's just easier to leave it off. He also said I shouldn't need him to wear a ring to know that he loves me. Still I can't get over it. I like knowing that when we go out, together or separately, people know that he is "taken." I did tell him I was going to write to you and he said it was okay and he would listen to what other people had to say but ultimately the decision was his. I hate that he's digging in his heels on this, but then again so am I? What do you think Jaime? Please use this as a social dilemma so at least I can hear what others think too. Thanks so much. Love your show ~Tricia
I find this so interesting. I'm not someone who thinks wedding rings are that big of a deal, but I do think that if it really matters to one person in the couple, maybe wearing it should be the way to go. What do you think? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.