It’s part habit, part identity. We….
I say “we” meaning Todd and I. It’s been Todd and I for the past 27 years.
“WE decided to….” -or- “WE need to….” -or- “WE should…..”
But I’m no longer part of a “we”. Now it’s just I or me.
And that sucks. I tried to think of a better, less “crass” word but that’s the one that fits. It sucks.
Sometimes I say we on purpose because that’s what it should be. Mostly though I correct myself and inwardly cringe. I don’t like it. At all.
It’s a little word that’s not small at all. My identity changed….. from we to me.