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Difference Between wife and girlfriend

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There are a lot of difference between wife and girlfriend. The main difference is that a wife is legally married person, whereas a girlfriend could be a friend but not married. A girlfriend could take her own decision and could go away from a man’s life and there are no any legal requirements are required for separation, whereas in case of wife, since the marriage is occurred on a legal basis the separation should also be legally based.

Who is a wife?

A wife is a female partner in the marriage. The obligations and rights of the wife about her husband or spouse and other, and her status in the law and in community, vary between culture and has varied eventually. The word “wife” seems to be almost close to bride, the later is the female partaker in a wedding event, whereas the wife is the married woman during her marriage and after the marriage. The male partner is called as bridegroom and during the time of wedding he becomes the husband to the female partner (wife).

A wife is the part of the family and she has all rights to take decision and to participate in all the occasions. A girlfriend does not have the rights to take part in the family matters. Legal family members can forbid the girlfriend from going to her boyfriend’s funeral. A girlfriend can’t make medical decisions or be eligible for any social security when boyfriend pass on.

A wife is a care taker of you and your family, whereas the girlfriend has no family relationship with you, but just makes you feel ecstasy. A wife will always be with her husband in her journey of life. Wife is a title and honor given to a married women and she enjoys all the rights with her husband and family.

Who is a girlfriend?

Girlfriend is the term which could refer to either a female non-romantic friend who is closer than other friends or a female partner in a non-marital sexual or romantic relationship. The relationship between two parties will not have any responsibilities on each other such as taking care of her or him or taking care of the children etc. The male partner in this relationship is called a boyfriend and the female partner is called a girlfriend.

The term “girlfriend” and “girl friend” has several different meanings. For example, when the term girl friend is used by a girl or woman about another girl or woman in a non-romantic, non-sexual, context, the two term type ‘girl friend’ is sometimes used  in order  avoid the confusion  with the romantic or sexual meaning;  but this not a rule. In this case of usage the ‘girlfriend’ is used in terms of a very close friend and has no romantic or sexual connotations unless it is in the case of bisexual, pansexual, lesbian women. Sometimes a girlfriend is not necessarily used for sexual relationship, but it is used to describe a woman who is dating a person not for sexual relationship but it might be just for friendship.


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