Dave and I aren't married. When I refer to him and have to say "my boyfriend", I feel like I'm 16. Why?? We have been together for almost 7 years and have an amazing 2 year old. We both are completely happy and comfortable with our relationship.
Talking to a group of moms at the playground, they are all talking about their husbands and then I say my boyfriend... It seems like they stop taking me serious. Their relationships obviously are way more meaningful than mine.
I sometimes just say husband and then feel dumb because it isn't true and why should I care? I could say partner but I feel like I'm talking about someone I work with. Signifiant Other sounds like an online term. As soon as I say "my boyfriend" I want to add "OMG he is soooo cute". Because again I'm 16. My sister calls her fiance her husbandfriend. I might have to steal that.
Are you in a longterm relationship and not married? What do you call each other?