Post # 1
My husband has SUPER sensitive skin, and is between size 10 and 10.5, so he got a stainless steel ring in 10.5 and keeps complaining that it hurts him. he ordered a new one, hasn’t gotten here, but he’s saying that if that one doesn’t work either, we are going to have a problem. He usually takes the ring off at home, and sometimes forgets it. When I see his hand without the ring, it makes me sad. It makes me feel like he doesn’t want to be married. The one good thing is that he said the best thing about the ring is it keeps women from hitting on him. Am I just being insecure?
Post # 3
My Dad has kind of webbed fingers and can’t ear a ring because it irritates his skin. My Mom doesn’t mind but they’ve been married for almost 50 yrs! I know it would suck if it turns out he can’t wear it. Have you spoken to a jeweler about exactly what the issue is? Maybe they can come up with a solution.
Post # 4
A lot of rings can be uncomfortable for the guys. Try getting him a comfort ring. They are guy friendly
Post # 5
It sounds like your husband just genuinely finds the ring uncomfortable. I wouldn’t read into that as a slight to your marriage; it’s not like you’ve been married for 10 years and all of a sudden he’s coming up with reasons not to wear the ring. Hopefully the new ring won’t cause any problems and the issue will be resolved soon! Good luck 🙂
Post # 6
it took my DH awhile to get used to wearing a ring maybe if he knows it is normal and it just takes time? the shape can definitely matter, though…ask him if he wants a tattoo band, hehe
Post # 7
My husband’s ring is a little tight too. He was inbetween sizes. Plus he forgets it too. I honestly think that it takes a while for it to become habit like it did with us. I know when I first got my engagement ring I sometimes would forget to put it on and not realize until I was out and about. Now I feel like I’m missing a finger if I don’t wear it out.
Post # 8
I ask because you describe your hubby’s skin as sensitive–is it possible he has a nickel allergy? It’s very common (1 in 7 people!), and surgical grade stainless steel does often contain nickel (as do white gold and tungsten carbide). Maybe try a titanium or sterling silver (or platinum, but $$$!) ring instead?
Post # 9
So I actually had this same thing happen to me! I have super-sensitive skin, but no WAY was I not going to wear my long-awaited e-ring. Mine is platnium. I have to take it off when I’m sleeping/cleaning/it’s very hot outside because my fingers swell so much.
For about a month, my finger was sore and red from wearing it – I think it was just the rubbing of something on my skin. If he can stick with it, his skin will probably get used to it.
Post # 10
My husband also has some issues with his ring sometimes. It moreso makes the bone in his finger hurt…almost as if he gets bruised there. So, there are times where he takes his ring off and forgets it, but I know he doesn’t mean to. One thing he also does is take his ring off at night when he goes to bed. So, in the morning, it’s routine for him to put his ring on as he’s getting dressed along with his watch. That might be something you can start to get him used to, but still gives his finger a break. Also interesting about the nickel allergy @blushinggaudrey…didn’t know about that either.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Try a different metal, maybe?
Post # 12
me and my fiance are getting thin rings tattood under our real rings so that even when theyre off, theyre not gone. (neither of has have tattoos, so it should be a terrifying experience.) If worst comes to worst, maybe he’d be down for that, haha
Post # 13
My husband takes his off when he gets home from work, and there are times when he forgets to put it on in the morning. It used to hurt my feelings until I realized how upset he gets when he remembers he forgot it. I wouldn’t take it as he doesn’t want to be married. It’s just going to take time for him to get used to it or find a ring that works for him. Don’t give up! 🙂
Post # 14
Is it a wide ring?
I know that we got my husband a pretty standard ring for now-a-days. Rings seem to be kinda wide now…as opposed to the much thinner rings that I see my FIL and grandpa wear.
My hubby told me that sometimes when the ring is wide…it can cause the skin to get irritated. His ring bothers him a little and I know that down the road…we will get him a thinner ring
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2010 - Signature Events
I would definitely try a different metal–is that what you guys ordered for the second ring? Stainless steel gives me crazy allergic reactions. Maybe try a white gold ring, and have him wear it only when he’s leaving the house? It’s a hassle to remember to put it on, but at least it won’t irritate his skin as much, and you’ll feel more comfortable knowing he has it on.
Post # 16
I would make sure he has a comfort fit and go for platinum as well. my sister has severe metal allergies.