I am in a relation where my boyfriends wife passed away. He still refers her to his wife so I feel kind of weird. What should you refer them too? They aren't technically still married, but not divorced so its not Ex. Any suggestions?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:29 PM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Relationships
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on Apr. 21, 2009
"Late Wife" is the proper term. I should know...since I've had a late husband and a live husband for several years now. I refer to the dead one by his first name and his mother who was once my MIL, I call by her first name or my kids' grandmother. Yeah it gets confusing. I go with whatever gets me the fewest stupid questions from people whose business it isn't anyway! There is no good name for the live/2nd spouse. 2nd wife implies divorce. Current wife sounds so temporary. Perhaps if you marry he will call you his bride. You should refer to her as "his late wife Jenny (or whatever her name is)" when talking to others about her and be perpared to cut it back to just her first name as people get familiar with the situtation. Plenty of other people have been through this. You will be okay. good luck.
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