Pet names. They can be endearing, they can make you smile, if they aren’t yours, they can make you nauseous. Most couples have at least one pet name for their significant other. They may be sickeningly sweet, like Choochiface (Yeah I knew one of these) and they may just be the “norm” (like the hubbs standby, honey).

By using our pet names for each other it reinforces that our significant other is into us, for lack of a better way to say it. When we’re angry, we certainly don’t say honey and when we’re irritated, we don’t say honey but just hearing that pet name will draw your attention to your S.O. right away. We were moving the other day and I was talking to a neighbor. The hubbs called down to me, “Honey, can you come help me for a second?”

So, I turned my attention to my hubbs, smiled, and happily went to assist. Isn’t that how you should feel when you are called by your love?