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Being called a partner

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Sharron

Sharron Report 15 Feb 2013 21:58

Nobody else has worked that out yet!

Wend

Wend Report 15 Feb 2013 21:50

Trying hard to picture you as a 'Floozie' Sharron, especially in your ten ton truck :-D

Edit - I'm not bothered what I'm called, btw. I know what I am and who I belong to and that's all that matters as far as I'm concerned.

Sharron

Sharron Report 15 Feb 2013 21:47

I don't see that it is the business of anybody else whether Iam married or not. The title of a man does not immediately indicate his marital situation so why should mine?

I f we did marry I doubt I would think to mention it to anybody.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 15 Feb 2013 21:40

Like your thinking Sharron ;-)

I'm assuming that those who aren't keen on the word partner, when married, are in the "older" category, and partner isn't a word we're used to, I expect in a few years from now, nobody will worry about it :-D

Haribo

Haribo Report 15 Feb 2013 21:35

I have also corrected people when they have refered to my husband as 'your partner' to me its term used for unmarried people and was unheard of before I married, before marriage he was my boyfriend.

Sharron

Sharron Report 15 Feb 2013 21:31

And,while I am at it,his mother is not my future mother-in-law.

She is my future- ex- boyfriend's mother.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 15 Feb 2013 20:34

K, I must look married, because although I don't wear a ring, people assume I'm married, must be the wrinkles :-D

Sharron, I like floozie :-D :-D

Sharron

Sharron Report 15 Feb 2013 20:10

I had to tell my OH to refer to me as his partner. He had introduced me to somebody as his lady friend.

Why not just say floozie?

K

K Report 15 Feb 2013 20:09

Lynda - Happy to see that someone else doesn't wear a ring. I don't really like wearing them and used to take them off when working on the smallholding or riding .

Over 40 years of marriage I have lost 2 wedding rings and eventually gave up wearing rings completely 10 years ago. My OH doesn't like wearing a ring either.

BrianW

BrianW Report 15 Feb 2013 19:59

If someone refers to their OH or co-habitee as "partner" I assume that they are either not married or gay.

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 15 Feb 2013 19:36

If I'm not asked for my title, I usually just say my first and last name, but it doesn't bother me saying I am Mrs.
I don't wear a wedding ring, not for any other reason, than it feels too heavy and it's a little too small, so it feels restricting. I always mean to have it made bigger, but never get round to it. On the plus side, a friend made it, and it is very intricate and patterned, had I of worn it these last 40 odd years, it'd probably have no pattern left, as it is it looks brand new :-D

KenSE

KenSE Report 15 Feb 2013 19:22

I suppose it was too simple to rule that adult women should be called Mrs regardless of marital status.

How about confusuing us chaps even more by adding Mx (Mex) for women no longer married. :-D

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 15 Feb 2013 19:02

Lol @ K post.

Yes ..too many assumptions are made ...whether this was a visual assumption of her hands, or that she looked ' that age that she "should be married" '

I'm married ,but heaven forbid if I was widowed I wouldn't take off my wedding ring.
Some peeps wear rings on many fingers .

I'm also of the age that I probably look as if I've been brow beaten by my husband.
No chance !!! :-D The kids have taken their toll more like ! ;-)

Paula+

Paula+ Report 15 Feb 2013 18:54

Lynda that sounds a really lovely idea :-) I think OH rather enjoys telling people, with a twinkle in his eye, that we are not married. ;-) ;-)

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 15 Feb 2013 18:51

No I dont like the term partner, my husband is just that, Husband , and i'm his wife :-D

~Lynda~

~Lynda~ Report 15 Feb 2013 18:47

Isn't it funny how many of us are a bit miffed at being called a partner when married? I doubt I'd have an objection to being called partner if I wasn't married, but seeing as we made the effort, husband /wife it is :-D

As for what to call each other Paula, how about.... the love of my life, it'd turn a few heads :-D

Paula+

Paula+ Report 15 Feb 2013 18:22

When I was married husband/wife was appropriate, I was happy to me addressed as Mrs. As a widow I retained the Mrs just for convenience. In my new relationship when the need arises we refer to each other as partner, not really my preferred form of address,simply because I do not know of another one...... Any suggestions would be welcome and apprciated
:-D

K

K Report 15 Feb 2013 18:19

I don't really mind either, but am also a Ms, I agree with Kucinta that a woman's marital status should be in her name when her husband's isn't.

Re marriage I am reminded of a friend, who isn't married and when buying a length of wood asked of it to cut to size.

The male assistant suggested that her husband should be able to do it. My friend replied that it seemed rather excessive to get married just to get a piece of wood cut!!

ChrisofWessex

ChrisofWessex Report 15 Feb 2013 18:11

I am his wife, he is my husband. Partner is someone you are in business with. Ergo, I am old :-D :-D

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 15 Feb 2013 17:29


I prefer to use the words husband and wife because, to me, a partner means a business partner.

However, if I was unmarried but in a full/long term relationship, what would we call each other? Boyfriend and girlfriend sounds a little odd for those of more mature years :-0
I suppose it could be Lovers, but that's too much information in my opinion, so unless someone can think up a better title, the word Partners is at least understood and appears to be the accepted term.

As for the Ms v Mrs v Miss thing.
Well I'm a Ms. That's because I didn't take my husband's surname upon marriage, preferring to keep my own. :-)