Truth is, I pretty much already feel married. There are few people left in my life who knew me pre-boy. They call me "Mrs. HisName" at the grocery store and the bank. People greet us as one unit--"Hey! It's HisName and MyName." We live together, are on the same cell phone plan, aren't changing our names, and have a pet together. [Side note: Despite being attached at the hip, I've noticed in recent years, and maybe I already did this, that I try and distinguish myself from him as much as possible. As a simple example...there was an incident where I was buying running shoes, and without knowing I picked out the women's version of the shoes he had. He was thrilled ("Hey! You liked those too? So cool, we can match!") I on the other hand insisted on trying other shoes. End side note.]
But maybe I'm wrong. What do you think--does "being married" change a couple that has been together for a long time? What was different once you "tied the knot"?