I don't want to be called "The Wife", unless I really am.
After almost 8 years of being in a relationship, I am not married. I am not mad, but don't call me "The Wife"
My partner, ( I guess that's the acceptable term these days, for living in sin, not that I believe in that ) and I have been living together for around 7 years. Why I don't know the exact date, you may ask? Well I am not one of those girls that needs an anniversary or a milestone to be appreciated. Would I like one? The answer is yes. Does it change who we are together, no. We Women, are complicated.
When we first met, I was separating from my now ex-husband and had a bad taste for marriage in my mouth. I clearly remember saying to him I never want to get married again. (I have now learned, in my age and wisdom, to not make statements that I may regret, especially in these *learning moments) . So we are not married and that is ok. We are together, we are in love and he supports my children as if they were his own. What more could a girl ask for?
So what's the problem? The honest truth is, I am not his wife, and I don't want to be labelled "The Wife". I am his girlfriend. I am his roommate, friend, lover, maid, cook and, you get the point.
We aren't married!
I hope the Supreme Court will do the right thing, and let everyone enjoy the same rights. It’s going to help keep families together. It’s going to make kids feel better about who they are. And it is time