Just because I am going out with someone, live with someone and then make a purchase with them doesn’t mean I am married or even want to be married!!
This misconception of being wedded to my partner has often been applied to me, and my situation. Usually I am not perturbed by the mistake; it is natural perhaps to assume I am married, but sometimes this assumption grates on me!!
Assumptions on marital status – I am a woman, I am not a teenager, I am with a man, we live to together, therefore we HAVE to be Mr. and Mrs. Well, we are not and are quite happy not to be, thank you!
I am MISS!! Not MRS!!!!
Exerting that fact seems to make me seem pedantic, but I DON’T CARE!!!!
I mean, why can’t a man take a woman’s name when they get married?? My fella has been called Mr (my surname), by mistake! That has amused me, and is quite refreshing actually. For a change, he is called something different, instead of me being Mrs (his surname).
Even if I did get married, I would’t change my name. That is something I am resolute on. It is the name I was given at birth. My name is part of who I am; why is it when a woman becomes a wife she suddenly side steps that part of her identity?
I am not anyone’s possession, or appendage, I am me, a person in my own right – I am Miss, and happy to be so!!!