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Calling your Common Law SO Wife/Husband richelle@ Edmonton, Alberta 56 posts
27th May '13

Is that title only reserved for true marriage?

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7213 posts
27th May '13

I think it's weird when people who aren't married do it, but I'm not bothered by it.

Momma x 2 18 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 1370 posts
27th May '13
Quoting laurenmik:" I think it's weird when people who aren't married do it, but I'm not bothered by it."


Same, doesn't bother me but I won't consider them legally married, so it would be odd to call them husband/wife.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15024 posts
status 27th May '13

If you fit the requirements for a Common Law Marriage, then you are Married and I see no offense in calling each other Husband and Wife.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 20034 posts
status 27th May '13

I think it's weird to call someone you're not married to your husband/wife, but whatever floats your boat.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
27th May '13

Doing it in a common law marriage doesn't bother me. Teenagers calling each other "hubby" and "wifey", and saying they're married when they're not is annoying.



My aunt can't marry her partner, but they have been together almost 30 years and wear rings. I say that my aunt's partner is her wife.

Pregnancy Addiction Due August 10; TTC since Mar 2013; 7 kids; Wyoming 12329 posts
status 27th May '13
Quoting Momma x 2:" Same, doesn't bother me but I won't consider them legally married, so it would be odd to call them husband/wife."



This. Its sort of like calling your Boyfriend your fiance, if you are not even engaged lol.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
27th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Crystal Marie S.:</b>" If you fit the requirements for a Common Law Marriage, then you are Married and I see no offense in calling each other Husband and Wife."</blockquote>



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I would find it weird/disrespectful to married (including common law marriages) couples if you were together like 2 weeks and started calling each other husband and wife.

richelle@ Edmonton, Alberta 56 posts
27th May '13

I have struggled with it too. 6 years together with 2 kids, girlfriend/boyfriend makes less sense to me then to just say Husband and Wife.

Super Mommy! Due July 31 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Costa Mesa, California 9354 posts
status 27th May '13

I have a friend who constantly does that, and I find it odd.

Nomo 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
27th May '13

I will do it at work when talking to customers. If I don't they ask questions about being pregnant and baby daddies and shit. But otherwise I don't care. If they feel like hubby and wife who am I to tell them NO it's it okay? Idgaf

richelle@ Edmonton, Alberta 56 posts
27th May '13

I just give the illusion that we are married buy calling him my husband and pray they dont ask too many questions. Its easier that way for me

Mrs.Gray♥ 48 kids; Corinth, Mississippi 1669 posts
27th May '13
Quoting richelle@:" Is that title only reserved for true marriage?"


I think you should do/say whatever feels right :)

Super Mommy! Due July 31 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Costa Mesa, California 9354 posts
status 27th May '13
Quoting richelle@:" I just give the illusion that we are married buy calling him my husband and pray they dont ask too many questions. Its easier that way for me"


Is there something wrong with saying partner, or boyfriend etc?

JΔS Georgia 70894 posts
27th May '13

I think it's stupid to refer to someone who you are not legally married to as your husband or wife. Whatever floats your boat though.