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

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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

Something else, like there was a separation there


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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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AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Thanks!

Quoting comptonkids:

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)


AM-BRAT
by Amber on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:45 PM

That's awesome!!

Quoting atlmom2:

Dated 4 years. Married 28. Started dating at age 18 and 19.


beeky
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:53 PM

I've been married too long to include the dating time.   So I just say married 24 years.

sreichelt26
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:55 PM

depends. most of the time the question is, "how long have you been married?" the few times it's been about "together" I say "together ___years, married for ____"

CrazyLife1996
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:56 PM
We included our dating time in our marriage.
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mama_l
by Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 5:59 PM
Sometimes I say ...Married 14 yrs together 18 yrs. But mainly I say we've been married forever. LOL!
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hailey51207
by on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:01 PM
I always say been together for 10 yrs married for 3
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Aqua_Jen
by Bronze Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:03 PM
Us too. But 4 years.

Quoting comptonkids:

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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luvemboth
by Silver Member on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:11 PM
I answer what they ask. If they ask how long we've been together I say the yrs we've been married + time we dated. If they ask how long we've been married I don't include the dating time.
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offrdngal
by Terri on Jan. 2, 2013 at 6:15 PM
Bill and I have been together for 8 years.
We've been married for 4 years.

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