29 December 2008

Words, words, words...

I take back everything I said about being okay with being “The Girlfriend.” I lied. I was never okay with it. Well, maybe never is too strong, but you get what I mean. I got used to it, but always wore that word reluctantly. 

The terms we use for relationships are important: girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, lover, husband, partner, significant other, fiancee, companion, friend, &etc. Each of these words express a commitment and love, and I have on more than one occasion reckoned, as Shakespeare does in Romeo & Juliet: "What's in a name, that which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." 

However, all I can say is this: There is a HUGE difference between “Girlfriend” and “Fiancée”. Reason and rational thought aside. It just feels different. I feel different.

3 comments:

Random Thoughts said...

Hope you don't mind I reference you in my blog. Congrats on the engagement!

An American Girl in the UK said...

Not at all! Reference away. I loved what you had to say, and I'm with you all the way!

SWC said...

I know, its waaay different. Baby Mama or wife and mother?

Shoot, Baby Mama is much more musical I'll say.