How many intelligent couples, that I’ve befriended have the thing of calling each other ‘babe’.
The ‘cringe’ factor is overwhelming +++
But when I look back to my last relationship, (of three years), I was never called by my name, and it really got to me in the end. I got so angry and pissed off.
I was mostly called ‘guy’ or ‘sexy guy’.
The list is long: Hon, love, lovey, pet, sweety, baby, babe, sweet pea, petal, honey…etc.
The actual reason I was not being called by my name was…they did it because I was someone in there head, idealised, not the real me.
But when I see intelligent couples calling each other ‘babe’ I freak out.
My best friend, who has been married for many years, call each other by name only. This is healthy communication. Real & honest.