[quote="tedfay, post:7, topic:177743"]
I have been divorced and anulled.
I took the ring off as soon as we separated. That was a mistake.
You should truly consider yourself still married until the declaration of nullity goes through. After all, your marriage is presumed valid until the Church declares it wasn't.
If that is the case, then you should wear your ring until you receive your declaration of nullity. If that is denied, for whatever reason, you should continue to wear your ring.
This should not cause confusion in your daughters. They are old enough to perfectly understand why you are keeping your ring on - just explain it to them in the terms I described above, and below.
Also, wearing your ring is a sign to other women that you are not available. Single women do look. You are not actually availble until you receive the declaration, so wearing the ring will help keep you from temptation when anotherwise good single woman shows interest in you. Remember that you can't even date until you receive the declaration.
I will pray for you. As one who has known your pain, I deeply empathize.
I agree with this advice 100%. If it were me though, I would probably not want to wear my actual wedding band - as it would be too painful a reminder for me. I would probably buy a new one. That way I would be sure that I am properly representing myself to the world (as a married woman).
OTOH, as I wrote this paragraph, I realized that perhaps the painful reminder on the wedding band would also serve to remind me that I am a married woman who still has a vocation to help my husband get to heaven and to offer that and other sacrifices for that purpose. Either way, when and if there is a declaration of nullity, that would be the correct time to remove the ring.