We’ve all heard, or used the term “wifey” before. For many it’s a term of endearment. Of course, if you’re married that is. What about for those women who are called “wifey” without the ring? Does the meaning suddenly change? We’ll you tell me.
I’ve heard that if a man makes you his WIFE he TRUST you enough to believe you will “hold him down.” There is a system in place; girlfriend, fiancé, and wife. Most men go by that system while others deviate from girlfriend, to “boo”, “baby”, “woman”, but never quite make it to fiancé and beyond. So in essence, wifey is the new word for the woman you’re not sure you want to commit to.
There is clearly a difference between Wife and Wifey and it’s more than just the letter “Y”. Is it possible that becoming a Wifey has been the ultimate title to strive for and has surpassed the urge to become a wife? Is it possible that we no longer need to put a ring on it? Let’s compare the two and you decide which is better.
Wife: The wife is the woman with the ring. She is in a committed relationship. She’s gone through ups and downs with her husband and he loved her enough to go before God and his family to profess his willingness to protect, love, honor, and cherish. In all actuality, it’s pretty hard to become the wife these days. Many men are scared to make that big of a commitment. They all have different reasons but at the end of the day, the wife title may become more and more unattainable.
Wifey: The wifey role has become more of an acceptable thing as generations go on. The wifey title allows leniency. He’s committed to you, yet he can walk away if things don’t work out. The man is still responsible for being committed to wifey, don’t confuse wifey for a jump off or just some girl he’s seeing. Wifey has been around for a while and also has a bit of a history. She’s his ride or die, he loves her and it’s obvious. Some say wifey is in training to become the wife, but lots of times she’ll never get there. Some say once you go wifey, you remain wifey. Wifey’s tend to have the hardest time getting their man to finally put a ring on it. This could serve as the major down side to the wifey. She wants more but is unsure how to go about getting it; she may never get it at all. Her man has become complacent with where things are.
Now being either a wife or a wifey is all a matter of perception depending on what’s right for you. So you tell me, which one are you?
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