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For those that are married. Question about length and description... Poll

Posted by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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Question: Marriage status vs relationship status, what do you say?

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How many years we've been married

How many years altogether

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Okay. DH and I have been together 7 years.

We've been married for 5.

When you talk about how long you've been with your partner to someone else, how do you say it? For us would you say "married 5 years" add the fact that it's been 7? Just say "married 7?"

The fact that we have a 6yo factors into this as I saw someone recently I hadn't seen in many years. They knew both DH and I separately then.

I said we had been married 5 years- then later wondered if I should have just said 7, so my kid didn't look like someone elses lol. Make sense? 

What do you say? 

by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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Jadegirl1819
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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I think most people realize that you dated before you were married. 

AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:27 PM

I guess- and no one is traditional anymore but we had a child right away. So I wanna add that in.

Quoting Jadegirl1819:

I think most people realize that you dated before you were married. 


mom2ljh
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Well, we married after 6 months, so I just give the time married. We celebrate 7 years a month from tomorrow, so right now I just say almost 7 years.
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mrswhite417
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:30 PM
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I say we've been together 8 years and married for 2 years. (: we have and 8 year old so I include dating time lol
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AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

That works.   :)

Quoting mom2ljh:

Well, we married after 6 months, so I just give the time married. We celebrate 7 years a month from tomorrow, so right now I just say almost 7 years.


AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:31 PM

LOL I always have to think of how old our oldest is, then add 10-11 months lol. Eeek!

Quoting mrswhite417:

I say we've been together 8 years and married for 2 years. (: we have and 8 year old so I include dating time lol


BrookeLisette
by New Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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My husband and I have been married for 8 years, but we've been together for 15 years without any separations.  We are high school sweethearts and waited until we were older to get married.

SO, to answer your question if we're having a coversation I will mention both ... because 15 years is a long time and I think it's worth mentioning!  LOL.  

AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:37 PM

Definitely! I wonder if saying "together 7 years" and holding up the ring would do... Lol

Quoting BrookeLisette:

My husband and I have been married for 8 years, but we've been together for 15 years without any separations.  We are high school sweethearts and waited until we were older to get married.

SO, to answer your question if we're having a coversation I will mention both ... because 15 years is a long time and I think it's worth mentioning!  LOL.  


comptonkids
by Gold Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:42 PM
Our time together and our time married are only different by 6 months

I usually just say how long we've been married (8 years in April)
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atlmom2
by Platinum Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM
Dated 4 years. Married 28. Started dating at age 18 and 19.
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