Thirty over Fifty
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Thirty over Fifty

I Have a “Husband”

After almost 30 years, why does this word now sound awkward?

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My oldest son, Jack, got married two weeks ago. The other day I called him.

“How’s it going? How is your wife doing? Doesn’t that sound weird? You have a wife!”

“Ha ha. Yeah.”

My son isn’t dwelling on the term. He’s 27, and doesn’t overthink things. He…

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Lisa Alexander

Lisa Alexander

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English professor, yoga teacher, failed Greek Orthodox. Searching for wisdom, clarity, and a fresh bag of circus peanuts.