First off SO and I have been together for 6 years now. We aren't engaged or married. And I'm starting to think I don't ever want to get married legally. But I HATE calling him my BOYfriend...esepcially when I'm out I public with all our kids and people will talk to me and I have to refer to my SO as my boyfriend...people automatically assume my kids have different dads because of it.....
So how long do you have to be with someone and not be legally married and call them your husband?
I think never. But that's me. I don't think you should even call a fiance your husband until you leagally tie the knot. But I'm very religious
I think it's like 10-20 years or so I'm not sure.
Quoting ☮ Phuket:" First off SO and I have been together for 6 years now. We aren't engaged or married. And I'm starting ... [snip!] ... dads because of it..... So how long do you have to be with someone and not be legally married and call them your husband?"
mee.. only sometimes though
ive been with my SO going on 6 years in december and it feels weird calling him my boyfriend sometimes but we are engaged and plan on getting married sometime after christmas
No amount of time. If you're married, you're husband and wife. If you're not married, you are not husband and wife.
Well according to the government we are common law married so I call his my husband sometimes. Or I call him my fiance. I also hate calling him my boyfriend.
The common law marriage does not exist in some states. The states that do acknowledge it, I believe it's seven years.
I call my SO my husband to strangers because I don't want to get the 'look'. We're devoted & engaged but no plans to actually get married. He's much more than my boyfriend.. he's my other half, my spouse.
i'm engaged, but there are points where i *almost* call him hubby or something. haha. can't wait for the day until he actually is :)
You shouldn't call them their husband unless they ARE your husband. LOL.
Doesn't matter if you are with them 20 years, they are still not your husband unless they are married to you.
If you aren't married, he is your boyfriend. Who cares what strangers think? Why lie?
Here in Texas, there are a certain number of months of living with your SO that you will legally be married. Of course, it's common law marriage...but after that you HAVE to get a divorce and do the whole custody thing with kids (if there are any).
I think you should call your husband your husband when that is the case until then, like me he is your boyfriend/partner/significant other. :D
Quoting ~Mama knows best!~:" The common law marriage does not exist in some states. The states that do acknowledge it, I believe it's seven years."
Pft here you are considered common law after like 6 months. Bull crap.