DEAR JOHN: My wife and I have been married for about 12 years. About six months ago, I quit wearing my wedding band. She, of course, is upset that the ring is off. Why should this be such a big deal?
— Ring Free, in Fort Worth, Texas
DEAR RING FREE: Most women appreciate when a man wears his wedding band because it is an ongoing symbol of his commitment and devotion to the relationship they have built together. If the issue is that the ring just doesn't fit properly, consider getting the band stretched or tightened. If that's not the case and in reality you're simply not a ring guy, slip it on for special occasions anyway. She will appreciate your telling the world that there is one special someone who is more important than anyone else in your life.
John Gray is the author of “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus.” Visit his website, www.marsvenus.com, for advice on dating, marriage, parenting, romance and workplace issues.