Married people are in a rumored pickle about what to call the people they marry. And you thought that a side benefit of marriage was never having to have a DTR-talk again? Not at all. Jen Doll writes that certain married couples don’t dig the centuries-old sexism that comes along with the terms husband and wife. While long-term unmarried couples used to be the only group to have title-selection adventures, now every couple can join.
Doll mentions other options from the conventional (partner, companion, consort, significant other, spouse) to the hilariously archaic (fere, leman, yokefellow, half-marrow, paragon, helpmeet). Life partner is reportedly on the rise as the trendiest title choice of the moment.