The Difference Between a Wife and a Wifey. Wifey Meaning and How She isn’t A wife

Join Sophie-stication Nation

Enter your email to subscribe to this blog, receive newsletters, and to receive new posts by email.

The Difference Between a Wife A Wifey. Wifey Meaning and How She isn't A wife

have you ever wondered the difference between a wife and a wifey? When a man or even yourself, refer to you as a wifey it sounds all official doesn’t it.  But the wifey meaning in itself does not mean that you are the wife.  A plain definition a wifey isThe Difference Between a Wife A Wifey. Wifey Meaning and How She isn't A wife woman that is in a serious relationship with a man. The relationship is so serious that the man considers her to be wife material, but she is called his wifey because they are not married.  On the outside they appear to be married.  They may live together or have children together, but they are not legally married.

I am sure that you can go on Facebook right now and find a few women calling themselves his wifey and they may even call their boyfriend a husband. I know what you may be thinking. What is the difference? As long as a man treats you good, what difference does a title make? The title wifey, has a wife prefix in it, what is the problem?

I am glad you asked me that, because the difference is clear and for some women it may be a problem.  If you want to be wifey and you are cool with that, then by all means do you.  It is cute to call each other husband and wifey in public and on social media. But think of this.  God forbid is something happens then what? If he dies are you entitled to his to anything as a wifey? If you get sick can you be added to his health insurance policy at his job?  I do not think so.

The main difference between a wife and a wifey is that  a wife is married to a man and a wifey is in a relationship with a man. You can call yourself a wifey and he can call you a wifey but on any given day he can just up and leave you and it would not be hard at all.  He would not have to get a divorce or anything, he can just leave.  I do not want to come down on wifey because many of them become wives.  But more than anything you have to know as a wifey where you want to be.   A girlfriend or a wife.  Never settle into the role of a wifey thinking that it is the same thing as a wife when really it is just a glorified girlfriend.

Difference Between a Wife and a Wifey, Is that As a Wife You Get


Even though your man may be committed to do you, on any given day he could really get up and leave without any real repercussions.  As a wife, you have a contract, also known as a marriage certificate that is legally binding document that tells the world and whatever country you live in; that you are committed to this person.  And if one person decides they want to leave, then they must go through a legal process to get a divorce.


When people get married there is typically a wedding or they go to the Justice of the Peace. Even if you elope there is some witness that needs to be present that you acknowledge your love in front of.  Vows may vary  but they typically say

I take you to be my wife, for sickness and in health, for richer or for poorer ‘til death do us part……

The Difference Between a Wife and a Wifey. Wifey Meaning and How She isn't A wifeAnd for many people when this process happens the couple is surrounded by family, friends, and the people they love the most. They are acknowledging each other in public letting the world know that what they have is permanent and not just a girlfriend-boyfriend relationship.  As a wifey, you do not have that.  But you should want that.  You should not want pretend to be the wife if you are not officially the wife.  You should not want anyone to cheat you out of your wedding.  Even if you plan to go to Vegas and get married in front of Elvis.  I can promise you that even with an Elvis wedding a witness will have to be present, to verify and confirm that you two have acknowledged your love to one another; and you are now joined as one.


You do not want to play wife without getting the benefits of being the wife. As a wife you are eligible to be put on your husband’s health insurance, be the beneficiary to his life insurance policy at work, if he dies you get that life insurance policy, and you get to collect his social security as well.  As a wifey you get none of that.  If a husband gets hit by a car, a wife makes all the important decisions regarding his medical care.  A wifey will have to fight his next of kin which may be his mamma, because she has no legal right to do anything.

If you really want to understand the wifey meaning, then know this.  Just because you say it does not make it true.  And never allow a man to convince you that a wife and a wifey are the same thing.  Do not let a man convince you that he calls you his wifey and therefore he does not really need to marry you.  He does. Or at least you should want him to.  Given all the above information I just presented to you.  Really think about what you want.  Do you want to be the wife or a wifey?

If you are in a serious relationship and you are a wifey, then you need to start making plans to be a wife. Do not believe the hype in thinking that the title of wifey is good enough.  I have seen the wifey put her ring on her finger and call her man her husband.  I have seen women do this for years.  But unless it is written down and on records with the court, you are not a wife.  You are a girlfriend.  You are easily replaceable.  If a man loves you that much and wants to play make believe and pretend that you are his wife, then he can put action behind his words and make you his wife.  That is what real men do.  Not try to be fancy with their words and trick us into believing something that is a lie.  Unless you are legally married, then you are really not married.


The Difference Between a Wife A Wifey. Wifey Meaning and How She isn't A wife

About Sophia Reed (317 Articles)
I am Dr. Reed. I am a single mother of one, Christian, and Lover of Life. I have a Master's degree in marriage and family therapy, PhD in Human Behavior, and I am a National Certified Counselor. I am all about motivating women to be their best and beautiful from the inside and out. To get in contact with me, you can email me at

6 Comments on The Difference Between a Wife and a Wifey. Wifey Meaning and How She isn’t A wife

  1. Agreed agreed agreed! If you like it, put a ring on it gentlemen!! 😉

  2. I agree with all of this! Wife for sure!

  3. Sooooooo true girl. It’s important to encourage each other not to deceive ourselves!

  4. Dammit. You sucked me in again with this title. Well done, girl. I am having a blast reading your work.

  5. Great post!!!! Being a wife is the best!!!

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: