Matt and I have been together fifteen years today. We are not married—a fact we don’t try and hide, but we also no longer correct people when they assume we are. He is my boyfriend, my husband, my mate, my friend, and my partner depending on who is introducing us.
Though we don’t have a desire to get married, we decided we wanted an anniversary party to celebrate fifteen years. I think we both thought if we didn’t get our families together in some way that one day we would regret it. And I’m learning in life that we should never say no to celebrations. Any excuse to celebrate is a good one.
The problem is when you send out invites to your closest friends and family who may have always hoped you would get married, some of them decide you are having a secret wedding. I immediately got an email back, “Are you guys really getting married?” No. And that’s the last I’d heard of it until a few weeks later. My mom was over and she […]