Post # 1
Just some random Monday afternoon musings…
Ever since a few months into dating my SO, my left ring finger feels…naked. Like, I physically feel like there should be a ring on there. I have never been a ring wearer, (I bought a class ring in high school and never wore it) so it’s not like I’m used to the feeling of wearing rings.
I know that it’s just in my head, but it’s weird that it manifests itself like that.
Post # 3
There are definately times where I’ll feel like it’s missing! I have worn a ring on my right hand ring finger for the last 2 years and it’s the same feeling as when I forget to put that ring on. It’s weird, it just should be there, haha!
Post # 5
If you’ve never worn a ring on that finger, I’m not sure how you can miss one.
You can certainly wish there was one there… lol, I soo get that part. But that is a whole other thing IMO than missing one.
Missing one, is what I felt after my seperation, and my finger was naked for the first time in close to 25 years.
That was a really really odd feeling.
In the end, I had to find some thing to wear on that finger, just to make “the feeling” subside a bit
In the 10+ years since then, I’ve been able to adjust… I now am able to wear rings on any, all or none of my fingers, and don’t think twice about it.
I’ve been wearing my E-Ring from Mr TTR since June, and it is still a very new feeling… lol, now my issue is getting used to it (a whole other concept… accidently gave it a good wack yesterday on a door frame, because I’ve come to forget that a Diamond Ring is on that finger and it stands out a bit beyond my finger top)
Post # 6
@This Time Round: I know it’s completely corny, but that’s how my finger feels. From the class ring I know what it feels like to wear one for a while and then miss it when you’ve taken it off, even though I don’t wear it regularly.
Yay for getting used to your new ring! I can imagine it can take a while to get used to before you stop whacking it or getting it caught on things.
Post # 7
OMG….I thought I was just going crazy feeling like this!!!! Almost every day my finger feels “heavy” like there should be a ring there. Only way I can explain it is if you ever had a tongue ring….after taking it out, it feels like something is missing. Thats exacrly how my finger feels
Glad Im not the only one!!!
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club
I never ‘missed’ the feeling of a ring before I received mine. I *wished* there was a ring there every once in a while… Now, the 2 weeks it took to get my ring back from getting it sized…I missed it a TON then! haha! It felt like there should have been something there, so for a while I wore a “placement ring” (aka the ring FI gave me for our first anniversary).
Post # 9
I’m so glad I’m not the only one. I’ve panicked before because I feel my left finger for my wedding set, and it’s not there!!
And then I remember that I’m not even engaged…. it’s soo weird!
Post # 10
I do feel like mine is naked! However, my BF and I were engaged previously when we were younger, so I wore a ring until we decided to get re-engaged when we got older and had a better idea of what marriage truly meant.
Post # 11
I totally get this! I think I feel a little of both missing and wishing. I actually catch myself touching that finger a lot. Weird. Oh we’ll. hopefully soon this will all change!
Post # 12
I totally thought I was the only one who has that feeling! I randomly rub my finger sometimes because I feel like there should be something there. And I have honestly looked at my finger and had the momentary oh crap where is my ring feeling even though I don’t have one yet! It is similar to the adjustment I went through post-divorce when I took off my wedding band but it just started happening for me in the last 6 months or so again. So bizarre!
Post # 13
I do, but I was previously married, so I just got used to wearing wedding rings. I guess since SO and I have been together I feel married, or at least engaged, so I just feel like I should be wearing a ring. I’ve been wearing some little silver stacking rings that I had in my jewelry box and that’s fixed it right up.
Post # 14
I haven’t had a ring on my actual ring finger in years. And I didn’t ever feel like it was missing anything. But lately, with my soon-to-be engagement on my mind, I keep feeling a phantom ring there, or feeling like “OH Where did it go?”
Post # 15
@This Time Round: LOL I wack my ring into things all the time. Better the ring than my knuckles I guess!
Post # 16
I guess not so much that I *miss* it persay, more that I feel like it should be there…