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

Is that title only reserved for true marriage?

laurenmik 3 kids; Aurora, Colorado 7225 posts
May 27th '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 d**k Mountain, WA, United States 1372 posts
May 27th '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 15566 posts
May 27th '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 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
May 27th '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
May 27th '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.

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 19395 posts
May 27th '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
May 27th '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>



!!!!



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
May 27th '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! 4 kids; ☺, CA, United States 16060 posts
May 27th '13

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

user banned 4 kids; Mueang Phuket, Thailand 30487 posts
May 27th '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
May 27th '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
May 27th '13
Quoting richelle@:" Is that title only reserved for true marriage?"


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

Super Mommy! 4 kids; ☺, CA, United States 16060 posts
May 27th '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?

♡ ⛄ ❅ ♡ ❅ ⛄ ♡ ~, FL, United States 74704 posts
May 27th '13

Yes. I think it's stupid.