What's in a name?
That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.
William Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet", Act 2 scene 2
Joe over at Sharing Dee emailed me because he was confused about the nature of my relationship with CJ.
Although I call him my husband, we haven’t been married since 1987.
Even since the reconciliation I have grappled with how to describe our relationship. It seemed to have gotten even tougher since we started living together.
At the beginning I jokingly called him my ex-ex.
We were told by our daughter that partner made us sound gay.
I thought significant other was too long to say.
I’m too old to be using a term like boyfriend.
So just out of ease I use the term husband now. I have made a commitment to him, but there is no legal piece of paper that says I’ve made that commitment, that’s all.
Both Joe and I thought it could be amusing to hear from my readers. Is there anyone out there can come up with a creative description for our relationship?
Does anyone out there know of a couple in a similar situation?
We’re looking forward to hearing from you.