After reading in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about wedding ring coffins, I've been pondering what should be done with wedding rings after divorce?
The idea of a "ring coffin" to reach closure on a bad marriage is unique, but I don't think it will really offer women any peace of mind. Should you spend $30 to $35 for a satin-lined mahogany wood finish coffin for your ring? I don't think so.
There may be some better ways for women to ditch this nuptial knot. I agree with the woman in the story who wants to shove it up her ex's butt if he only would cooperate. However, a better idea might be to take a hammer and strike the ring once for each year of the marriage, then mail the symbol of marital bliss to your ex and/or to his new girlfriend. Or, throw it into the river. How about just selling the ring, like fellow blogger A.J. Whylder did? She needed the money!
Of course, you could melt the ring down and offer the gold to a charity. A more simple solution would be donate the ring to the Goodwill so that it can be sold to further the organization's charitable work. Bottom line: I don't think ring coffins will help women achieve closure on a divorce, but it will be possible, in time, to reach that point and move on with your life!