I believe that the words “husband” and “wife” do not fit in our modern society.
“Husband” sounds to me like a master or a leader.
“Wife” sounds like a woman that stays home and bakes and takes care of babies.
The history and the context of those words have very little meaning in 2015.
I actually believe that that spouses would respect each other more if they were both referred to as equal parts of the relationship, rather than one having historical context as being a master and the other as being a home maker.
I personally don’t love the word “wife” and I’ve been married for almost a year. It has nothing to do with my husband or my marriage, I just don’t like seeing myself with that title, and I know that I’m not alone. Before my husband and I were married we were “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” which sound very similar and equal. Husband and wife are unequal words.
There’s a rumor that when gay marriage becomes legal, the words husband and wife will dissappear and people will be partners. I personally sure hope that that’s true.