Friday, November 11, 2011
Me: Blah blah blah when we get married blah blah
Brahm: We're getting married.
Me: Yeah. You're going to be my husband. HAHAHA
Brahm: Is that funny?
Brahm: It's a little bit funny.
Me: Yeah. It's weird haha.
I think the way titles change in a relationship is really weird. Especially when someone goes from your boyfriend to your fiance (I HATE that word for the record, it sounds so pretentious to me) to your husband in a very short time - it's a lot of getting used to when it's not like your feelings for the person or (too much) about the nature of your relationship changes significantly during that period either. (I know being married is different than not being married, but I also recognize it's a gradual change that you get used to, whereas the titles change instantly.)
Plus, I have such a strong aversion to using the word fiance but also if I don't people are like "uh, don't you mean your FIANCE or are you not getting married anymore" it's just easier to use it but I feel like a jerk when I say it. I am ashamed to say I have on occasion remained quiet in conversations at work sometimes when I wanted to share a story about my "fiance" because I didn't want to use that word, or have people question my non-use of it. Lately I've been biting the bullet and using it but I still feel annoyed at myself when I say it.