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to not like my ex's girlfriend calling him boyfriend?

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AprilAndFrank Wed 24-Apr-13 16:36:55

My ex and I have been broke up 5ish years and we get on reasonably ok. He has been dating someone for 6 months, on every occasion I've met her she refers to the ex as boyfriend - like she'll come in from work when I'm dropping off DD and say - "hi boyfriend!" or "thanks for washing up boyfriend"

I thought it was like a territorial thing, until DD asked why does gf calls him boyfriend and never uses his name?

And I don't think its a jealousy thing because I remember watching Gilmore Girls, in which one of the characters would always call her boyfriend - boyfriend and never use his name. And it use to really annoy me.

It really sets my teeth on edge. I wouldn't give a shit if she called him babe, sweetie etc.

CocacolaMum Wed 24-Apr-13 16:39:52

Why do you care? I don't get it..

livinginwonderland Wed 24-Apr-13 16:41:32

why does it even matter?

Loulybelle Wed 24-Apr-13 16:41:40

Why do you care, she can refer to him how she pleases and if he doesnt care....meh.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 24-Apr-13 16:41:51

I couldn't care if my ex's GF calls him Chakravorty Spivak. Why do you care?

pictish Wed 24-Apr-13 16:41:59

Never mind eh? It's not your concern.

YouDontWinFriendsWithSalad Wed 24-Apr-13 16:43:00

It's got nothing to do with you.

AprilAndFrank Wed 24-Apr-13 16:43:17

Well I meant in general calling someone boyfriend, it just irritates me. But it's because I hear it more that it's become apparent how much it irritates me.

RedPencils Wed 24-Apr-13 16:44:25

Bit odd but nothing to do with you.

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 24-Apr-13 16:44:54

I guess its just what she calls him. You co

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 24-Apr-13 16:46:12

Posted too soon.

You could do the same. hi ex boyfriend and bye ex boyfriend


AprilAndFrank Wed 24-Apr-13 16:46:12

I'm not saying it has anything to do with me. I'm just saying I'd find it annoying anyone doing it. Same as some people hate hun.

SoupDragon Wed 24-Apr-13 16:48:23

So you should perhaps have asked the question AIBU to find the use of the term "boyfriend" by adults irritating?

pictish Wed 24-Apr-13 16:48:25

That's true. I hate hate hate being called 'doll' or even worse 'dollface'.

LippiPongstocking Wed 24-Apr-13 16:49:33

It is absolutely none of your business whatsoever.

AdmiralData Wed 24-Apr-13 16:52:08

OP - YANBU smile I'd find it a bit odd too, I don't go around calling my husband 'husband' ... I get where you are coming from and hope you don't spend too much time worrying about your ex or his new gf.

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