When You’re The Couple Who’s Been Together FOREVER But Aren’t Married
You have to prove your legitimacy
Sometimes people will talk to me as if my partner won’t be my life partner—as if he’s just one boyfriend in a string of many and we are just trying things out. I think the term “boyfriend” makes them think this is fleeting. I have to try not to get annoyed with them, since I know “husband” sounds more permanent but, to be clear, we do plan on spending our lives together.