I wore my wedding ring throughout our 16-month separation. Although I can’t prove it I often wonder if my ring didn’t protect me from unwanted advances from women. I cannot think of a time in 16 months that I was hit upon in an inappropriate way.
Often I would go to a restaurant such as Applebee’s or Outback and get seated quickly by sitting at the bar and ordering food. One night in particular I remember sitting on the corner with a lady seated diagonally from me and then a man on the other side of her. They were talking loud enough I could pretty well tell that most likely they did not know one another. I don’t remember exactly what they said but it was just a friendly conversation, nothing particularly romantic, sexy, or whatever. They chatted up a storm, but I barely got her to acknowledge me and say hello.
I often wondered if she saw my ring and shied away from engaging me in conversation, which was a good thing since I wanted to preserve my marriage. I realize that wearing the ring sometimes helped keep temptation at bay.