😲 Unmarried Couple Calls Each Other 'Husband' and 'Wife' - Sparks Family Drama!

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Diply | Diply

Imagine being together for 22 years, having three kids, and living together for 19 years, but never getting married. That's the story of this 45-year-old woman and her partner. They've chosen not to tie the knot, but still love to refer to each other as 'husband' and 'wife'. While their friends and family find it a bit odd, they've accepted it - until a recent dinner with her younger brother and his wife. 😳🍽️

22 Years Together, No Marriage 💑

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Husband and Wife... or Not? 🤷

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Family Acceptance... Mostly 🙄

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Brother's Wife Steps In 🚶‍♀️

coolkat734 | coolkat734

First Dinner in a Year 🍽️

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Sister-in-Law's Accusation 😤

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Taking the Best Parts? 🤔

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Laughing It Off 😆

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Argument Escalates ⚡

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Partner's Take on the Situation 🤷‍♂️

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Marriage Not on the Table 💍

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Not the Nicest Reaction 😬

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Obnoxious and Entitled? 🤨

coolkat734 | coolkat734

Is It Disrespectful to Use Marital Terms Without a Ring? 💍🤔

This 45-year-old woman and her partner have been together for 22 years, lived together for 19 years, and have three kids. They've never married, but still call each other 'husband' and 'wife'. While their friends and family find it odd, they've accepted it. That is, until a recent dinner with her younger brother and his wife. The sister-in-law accused her of being disrespectful and wanting the best parts of marriage without earning them. The argument escalated, and the couple stormed out. The woman admits her reaction wasn't the nicest, but she was offended by the accusation. So, what does the internet think of this situation? 🌐💬

Guest insults host for unmarried couple using 'husband' and 'wife'. NTA.

Dszquphsbnt | Dszquphsbnt

Sil needs to apologize for being a huge a**hole 👎

Darkskinellie1 | Darkskinellie1

Unmarried couple faces family drama over using 'husband' and 'wife'.

Topomouse | Topomouse

Partner nicknames are personal and harmless, NTA wins this argument 👏

Stoat__King | Stoat__King

Calling each other 'husband' and 'wife' without marriage seems odd. ESH.

CityBride | CityBride

Unmarried couple using 'husband' and 'wife' is seen as disrespectful.


Using 'husband' and 'wife' should not spark family drama. 🏳️‍🌈

thunder_shart | thunder_shart

NTA but consider legal protection for assets and hospitalizations 🚡

Bluegodzi11a | Bluegodzi11a

To each their own, but it could complicate legal matters 😕

[deleted] | [deleted]

Using marital terms without being married? ESH and YTA.

[deleted] | [deleted]

🤔 Commenter raises valid concerns about unmarried couple's use of 'husband' and 'wife'.

KittyKiitos | KittyKiitos

Calling each other 'husband' and 'wife' is NTA, SIL is out of line 😒

[deleted] | [deleted]

Couple not married but call each other 'husband' and 'wife'. NTA.

CompetitiveYoung9 | CompetitiveYoung9

User calls out unmarried couple for using marital terms. 💍

Sugarpuff_Karma | Sugarpuff_Karma

User calls unmarried couple 'marital quacks' for using titles.

backatitbeenaminute | backatitbeenaminute

Legal titles imply legal responsibility, YTA for misusing them.

Legitimate_Ad_8457 | Legitimate_Ad_8457

User thinks unmarried couple shouldn't use 'husband' and 'wife'. Advice given.

Handbag_Lady | Handbag_Lady

ESH couple's drama escalates with immature attacks on relationships 🤯

bronzeninjs | bronzeninjs

Woman claims to love being called 'wife' but won't marry. 🤔

Laughorcryliveordie | Laughorcryliveordie

Using unconventional titles can cause drama, even if harmless. 🤷‍♀️

madamessagain | madamessagain

User criticized for unmarried 'wife' title sparks heated debate.

3340bronqen | 3340bronqen

Marriage isn't just a piece of paper. NTA for calling yourselves husband and wife. SIL is TA.

PotentialityKnocks | PotentialityKnocks

Do you consider yourself married? Let's ignore legal technicalities! 😏

TheCyberGlitch | TheCyberGlitch

User calls out unmarried couple for using 'husband' and 'wife'.

Shannaro21 | Shannaro21

User questions unmarried couple's commitment, calls out legal implications. ESH.

FluffyDinoButt | FluffyDinoButt

Denouncing marriage is a slap in the face to tradition 🤔

Brighter-love | Brighter-love

Using titles doesn't affect her life, NTA but could've handled better 👍

hey-demons-its-me-ya | hey-demons-its-me-ya

Calling themselves 'husband' and 'wife' causes drama and criticism.

Ravenclaw79 | Ravenclaw79

Woman gets offended when unmarried couple calls each other 'husband' and 'wife'. Commenter says NTA and finds it funny.

SenselessStatements | SenselessStatements

Using 'husband' and 'wife' without marriage is a double standard. ESH.

ImFinePleaseThanks | ImFinePleaseThanks

Using 'husband' and 'wife' weird but harmless. NTA.

euclidtree | euclidtree

Unmarried couple faces judgment for using 'husband' and 'wife' titles.

GreenLeisureSuit | GreenLeisureSuit

Sister calls out OP for falsely identifying as married. YTA.

libertybelle1012 | libertybelle1012

Words have meaning. ESH. Partner's SIL's reaction seems extreme.

Grouchy_Salary6788 | Grouchy_Salary6788

Deceitful or harmless? Commenter calls out unmarried couple's language.

BDThrills | BDThrills

Married person defends unmarried couple's use of 'husband' and 'wife' 👏

Ladyughsalot1 | Ladyughsalot1

Supportive comment urges unmarried couple to plan for the future. 👍

poppcorrn | poppcorrn

Using 'husband' or 'wife' doesn't harm SIL's marriage. NTA 👍

LucidOutwork | LucidOutwork

Using 'husband' and 'wife' after 20 years together is acceptable. NTA.

tishfanclub | tishfanclub

Woman defends being called 'wife' despite not being married. 🤔

cutefuzzyspiderstump | cutefuzzyspiderstump

22 years together and still not married? You do you! 😎

DeshaMustFly | DeshaMustFly

Unmarried couple faces family drama over 'wife' title. NTA wins.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Using pet names like 'husband' and 'wife' is harmless. NTA.

Xenavire | Xenavire

Marriage isn't just a status symbol, NTA for calling out

SydeSplitter | SydeSplitter

Unmarried couple faces family drama for calling each other 'husband' and 'wife'

moonlitcat13 | moonlitcat13

NTA commenter defends couple's right to use 'husband' and 'wife'.


Financial benefits of marriage > referring to each other as spouse😂

bearsbunny | bearsbunny

Opinions are like a**holes, everyone's got one 🙄

Majestic-Meringue-40 | Majestic-Meringue-40

NTA, using terms like wifey/hubby is common among couples 😎

furupon | furupon

No need for labels, just use whatever terms make you happy ❤

30152010 | 30152010

Gatekeeping marriage? 🤔 NTA couple, do what makes you happy! 😍

antique_cornet | antique_cornet

Who cares what they call each other? NTA, mind your business! 🤷‍♀️

revmat | revmat

NTA suggests legal marriage for asset and life support rights.

onyxaj | onyxaj

Couple refers to each other as 'husband' and 'wife', NTA commenter shares similar experience and advises to 'do you' 💑

[deleted] | [deleted]

Unmarried couple faces family drama for calling each other 'husband/wife'. NTA.

t0ygunaltinas | t0ygunaltinas

Legal paperwork is crucial for unmarried couples to have a say 👍

Skateurgency | Skateurgency

Using 'husband' and 'wife' is their choice, not SIL's concern. 👍

Maximoose-777 | Maximoose-777

Using marriage terms while unmarried is NTA but odd. SIL is annoying.

sendsnacks | sendsnacks

Common-law couple faces family drama for calling each other 'husband/wife'. NTA.

-chelle- | -chelle-

Gatekeeping pet names? 🤨 NTA shuts it down.

twischify | twischify

Defending couple's choice to call each other 'husband' and 'wife'.

ShyFossa | ShyFossa

NTA for SIL being an a**hole, but why call each other 'husband' and 'wife' if not married? 🤔

RemarkableFlower8064 | RemarkableFlower8064

Calling each other 'husband' and 'wife' is harmless. NTA.

momofpita40 | momofpita40

Common law married after 22 years, NTA, woman overreacting. 😒

Noltonn | Noltonn

"Wife" and "Husband" titles not exclusive, earning it questioned 😂

DonDamondo | DonDamondo

NTA! Gatekeeping a title after less than a year? Ridiculous! 😂

SmeggingRimmer | SmeggingRimmer

Legal marriage vs. lifelong commitment. Is there a difference? 🤔

LizzyrdCE | LizzyrdCE

NTA commenter defends unmarried couple's use of 'husband' and 'wife'.

MightyThorgasm | MightyThorgasm

Couple faces family drama for calling each other 'husband' and 'wife'. Commenter supports them, says 'you do you' 😎

mattg4704 | mattg4704

Unmarried couple called 'husband' and 'wife' - family drama ensues. Commenter defends couple's right to use the titles. NTA 👍

Titus_Favonius | Titus_Favonius

SIL's hilarious comeback after 22 years sparks family drama! 🤣 NTA

roman1969 | roman1969

NTA- Well done for having a 22 year long relationship 👏

_mrka | _mrka

Live your life, don't mind the haters! 😎

TheBlueLeopard | TheBlueLeopard

Choosing not to get married doesn't mean commitment is any less 💍

MiaLaF | MiaLaF

Family titles are personal and not up for debate. NTA.

Buzzd-Lightyear | Buzzd-Lightyear

Why does it matter what they call each other? 🤔 NTA

3Colton | 3Colton

Unmarried couple faces family drama for calling each other 'husband/wife'

aizawalover523 | aizawalover523

👨‍❤️‍👨 Unmarried couple's 'husband' and 'wife' labels sparks family drama.

rebemas | rebemas

Legal protection matters more than labels in unmarried relationships. 👍

mindlessmandee | mindlessmandee

Unmarried couple using 'husband' and 'wife' is lazy and disrespectful. YTA.

lifeisjustlemons | lifeisjustlemons

Using 'husband' and 'wife' when unmarried caused family drama. ESH.

GoBlue9000 | GoBlue9000

Unmarried couple using 'husband' and 'wife' nicknames sparks drama. ESH.

jozerz | jozerz

Unmarried couple faces family drama for calling each other 'husband' and 'wife'. Commenter supports them and questions societal norms.

Denk_LorD | Denk_LorD

Calling each other 'husband' and 'wife' is NTA, but can be confusing for others. SIL is the AH.

MundaneAd5038 | MundaneAd5038

To marry or not to marry? The debate continues... 😔

Topcity36 | Topcity36

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