Feb 06, 2010 2:43 AM GMT
This study is about straight couples, but I see some implications for gays, as well. I noticed this issue myself years ago, and am sensitive to saying "us" and "ours" rather than "me" and "mine." Exceptions are the car I bought him, which remains "his" and things that are for our exclusive personal use, like individual cell phones, clothes, etc. But aside from possessions, the expression of a shared life is also inherent in the "we" over the "me." What do you say?