Earlier today, I met a friend for lunch. This lunch ended up including my friend, her boyfriend, two other couples I'd never met before, and me.
Sure, it was a little awkward. But they were all very nice people and lunch went quite smoothly.
There was just one tiny thing that bothered me. One of the girlfriends kept referring to herself and her boyfriend as "we." As in, "We like Sprite. We love baseball. We don't want dessert."
I HATE when people do that.
In the back of my head, I recognize that this is completely irrational. I'd never met these people before, and I assume that they both really did like Sprite and baseball and didn't want dessert.
But I hate when couples use the word "we" too much. It's as if they've turned into an amorphous blob of togetherness and are no longer able to form their own opinions about anything.
I hate when a boyfriend uses the word 'we.' I don't mind if he tells a friend that "we" went to the movies last night. But it bothers me if he says "we" love Korean food, even if it's true. I'd much rather he say "she and I," or even "we both." i need that verbal assertion of my independence. I may love you, but only I speak for me.How do you feel about using the word "we" in relationships?