Sunday, June 25, 2006

Just For Fun

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.


Hip Swingster said...

Long-term mutual fuckbuddies?

MrManicDepressive said...

Love Puppy?

Dee's Husband said...

Tap. Tap. Tap.

I think they're pondering this one deeply, Deb. Or maybe this damned rain is melting their brains. It is mine!


Anonymous said...

Hey, if it takes the rain to get people to think about the blog...I say what ever works.
The rain is awful here (the western shore of Maryland). I am looking forward to blue sky and a pretty sunset.

don said...

My wife and I use "partner"---if it sounds gay so be it. It describes our relationship to a tee. Besides, we're both a little bit bi and we both love queer culture.