||[Dec. 28th, 2012|10:52 am]
The Question Club
TQC, my cousin is engaged to a girl we'll call Serena. Now Serena is a lovely girl, she's very sweet, has a good sense of humor, and I like her a lot. But they've only been engaged a couple months at this point with no date set, together maybe a year or so, and she's already referring to herself as his "wife". She was referring to herself as such even BEFORE they were engaged, saying things like "it's so hard being a [law enforcement officer's] wife!", "I love being my man's little wifey!" etc, etc. And the facebook posts...omg, the facebook posts. "COOKING DINNER FOR MY MAN! LOVE BEING A WIFE! :D "|
Anyway, it's not like it's my place to have reason to be vehemently opposed to this. If they're happy, whatever, it's not like it's any skin off my nose and there are circumstances where I think it's perfectly sensible to think of one's unmarried but long-term partner as their "husband" or "wife", say if you've been together for a decade or something.
But I have to be honest, I do find it sort of weird, maybe even creepy, just because they've been together so short a time. And I don't think my cousin thinks of himself as Serena's "husband" or at least I've never heard him say as much.
Would you find this peculiar, too? How would you feel if your partner of a year referred to themselves as your husband/wife, even if they were not (in an official capacity)?