Surely, in a time of cohabitation, same-sex marriage, and women who ably bring home the bacon, these terms must be on their way out? Well, no. Among those protesting the move was gladd. The AP eventually backed down: its reporters now typically refer to married men as husbands and married women as wives, regardless of sexual orientation. One reason for the durable appeal of husband and wife is surely this: gender-neutral alternatives are sorely lacking.
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Sometimes intercourse simply isn't possible. Maybe you just gave birth and haven't healed yet. Maybe you're having problems with painful sex. Maybe your partner is having sexual issues like erectile dysfunction, or one of you is ill. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't be intimate with each other.
Although I was thrilled about what we were undertaking, I cringed. Years later, though, I was still dodging the vocabulary. For our first decade of marriage, Anthony and I employed traditional spouse words only from a distance born of snark:.