The idea is if a spouse takes off his or her ring in an attempt to cheat, the words “I’M MARRIED” will remain imprinted on the wearer’s finger, thereby preventing the person from cheating. The ring retails for about $550. Is it really possible that a simple gold band could prevent a spouse from cheating?
Have you ever sat in a chair that has some kind of pattern to it while you are wearing a pair of shorts and when you lift off the seat, that pattern is imprinted onto the back of your legs?
If you are around my age, you might also remember Silly Putty. It was this Play-Doh kind of material that you could press down on a newspaper, and when you lifted it off, the newspaper print was on the Silly Putty.
Using that same idea, TheCheeky.com came up with an “Anti-Cheating Ring.” The creators of this expressive piece of jewelry engraved “I’M MARRIED” in big block letters on the inside of the ring.
The idea is if a spouse takes off his or her ring in an attempt to cheat, the words “I’M MARRIED” will remain imprinted on the wearer’s finger, thereby preventing the person from cheating.
The ring retails for about $550. Is it really possible that a simple gold band could prevent a spouse from cheating?
I’m sure not most but all experts would agree this isn’t going to stop someone from violating their wedding vows. First of all, I know you’ve already figured out that, similar to the pattern left on your legs, the words on your finger would fade in about 20 minutes. A spouse determined to cheat could plan accordingly. Plus there are people who really don’t care whether or not the person their dating is married.
I think I’ve got some better ideas about preventing an extra-marital affair, and it won’t cost you $500 or a temporary tattoo on your finger.
While I could say that you should just commit not to cheat, unfortunately, that’s not always enough. You have to put preventive strategies in place so that you aren’t tempted or so you don’t find yourself in vulnerable situations.
Of course, it’s important to have good communication with your spouse, but not just because it will strengthen your relationship. If you can’t talk to your spouse or they can’t talk to you, you will both start talking intimately with other people.
For example, a woman works with a guy who is a runner, and she is, too. But her husband doesn’t exercise. They decide to start running together on their lunch hour. Seems harmless, but while they run, they talk about goals and dreams, something neither of them talk about with their spouse. Running turns into meeting for lunch, and the next thing they know, they’re having an affair.
As a couple, you should decide to never meet alone with someone of the opposite sex if it can be avoided. This simply puts you out of harm’s way of getting involved. Many people never intend for an affair to happen. It sneaks up on them because they didn’t realize how vulnerable they were. While two co-workers can go to lunch with the mindset that it’s business only, the informality of the setting makes it conducive to talking about personal issues.
Another tip to strengthen your marriage is to pay attention and compliment each other often. There’s a saying that if you don’t flirt with your spouse, someone else will.
Everyone likes attention, and everyone likes to know that they’re attractive to their spouse. If we don’t get what we need from our spouse, we will seek it elsewhere.
Marriage relationships are ever-changing, which makes every marriage vulnerable. It will take strategies, not temporary tattoos, to prevent a spouse from cheating.
— Dan Seaborn is the founder of the Zeeland, Mich.-based group Winning at Home Inc. Email questions or comments to email@example.com.