I'm just being honest here, and not trying to bash anyone!
I read the post about the Facebook Phenomenon- men and women calling each other husband and wife when they're NOT married. It annoys her. She's not married, herself, and it still bothers her.
A few other women commented that people that do that have no class, are being annoying, etc.
It doesn't bother me; despite what marriage is supposed to be- sacred, religious, a binding tie between two people in love for better or worse- to me, marriage has been made into a big joke. Between the divorce rate and all of the people that do it in the spur of the moment without really being in love, I don't take marriage seriously, anymore. There is annulment to void out marriages within 9 months. There are marriages that do not make it past the honeymoon stage. There are marriages that happen because of a pregnancy, where the couple isn't even truly "in love", only doing it for the sake of the child.
I'm perfectly fine with people saying "husband and wife" when they're not. In my eyes, their are MANY more couples that stay together longer and are more serious about being together that AREN'T married, than there are couples that ARE married. My mom and step dad were together 18 years before my family convinced them to have a backyard wedding, and things were fine for those 18 years.
So, what's the big freakin deal, really?