Post # 1
in my brain anymore when referring to my boyfriend. I have now, in the last three days, referred to my boyfriendas my husband, at work .
Granted, it probably doesn’t help that all my coworkers are married so when they start their sentences with “my husband”, it gets me going; or the fact that we’ve been together for 6 1/2 years; or the fact that I’m on my period and my brain ceases to work during that time; or the fact that we’re about as married emotionally as two people can get.
At what point – if it has happened – did your brain stop computing the work “boyfriend”?
Side note: I’ve decided that I’m not a huge fan of the word “fiance” and when said boyfriend and I get engaged I think I’m going to just refer to him as “future husband” or “husband”. Not sure why, I guess I just don’t like the way it rolls off the tongue. Or perhaps because again – apparently nothing but “husband” seems to compute in this ol’ brain of mine.
Post # 3
Hah. I haven’t done this but I’m curious!
I hate referring to him as my boyfriend though, I mean, 5 1/2 years into the relationship, boyfriend just sounds so… unimportant. At work he is referred to by his name (small office). My mom has introduced him a couple times as my fiance and her son-in-law, IN FRONT OF HIM *facepalm*, and multiple times others have referred to him as my husband. But I haven’t done anything of the such that I can think of. Makes me wonder now…
Post # 4
@LiliKitty: SO’s mom has referred to me as DIL before, it’s just funny to me.
I had to laugh because just a few weeks ago she told him to stop dragging his feet because “marriage is important to her, and if you keep dragging your feet, she’s going to leave you, and you’re going to be sad”. LOL
Post # 5
His grandma actually refered to her as my Mother-In-Law once, in front of the whole family! And then just said “Oh… well she pretty much is!”
Post # 6
I agree…I don’t like calling my SO my “boyfriend” either. I usually say that he’s my “beau” or my sweetheart instead!
Post # 7
lol guess I am the only one who will miss calling him my bf! Well, I don’t know if I will miss it, persay, but it will definitely be an adjustment to call him something else…I said the other day out loud to him “so, you are going to be my husband” and he said “yea, why do you seem so surprised?”…for me right now it just seems like a fascinating thing hahaha
Post # 8
I think the only time I refer to my SO by something other than his first name is on here where he is SO. I’ve actually been known to talk about him to a third party and never actually mention that we’re a couple.
Post # 9
I have a lot of people in my workplace in a similar situation (lots of us are in our mid-late 20s, and living with our boyfriends). We just refer to them as partner.