I have almost always referred to BF by his first name in conversation instead of just referring to 'my bf'. It works fine in 90% of my life, but in professional situations, referring to a BF makes me feel, IKD, immature I guess. I mean after 9 years, BF doesn't seem to really sum up all that he means to me. I've thought about 'significant other', but that seems trite and cliched, and 'partner' seems like I'm being vague about a same sex lifestyle.
During our porch drinking night friday I was joking with him about my thoughts on this saying that really I was just feeling lame calling him my boyfriend when I'm 32. he told me he understood and thats why he just refers to me as his wife.
WTF? I was totally shocked. I know thats the people he says it to know that we are just dating, and it mostly in a joking way, but still that struck me as odd. I have never refereed to him as my husband, even to people who know our situation or even as a joke.
So what do you ladies call your BFs? What to they call you? Would you find it odd to hear that your BF referred to you as 'the wife'? Do you think I'm crazy for being taken aback by the fact that BF calls me 'the wife'?
Also, I just looked at the clock and this going to be a P/R b/c I have to leave for my second job, but I'll check back as soon as I can!