This person’s gender identity suppresses conversation

Dear Amy: Our adult daughter and her partner have been together since college. They live together in another city. There has been some talk of marriage over the years.

Amy Dickinson 

Several months ago, they video-called us to let us know that the partner no longer identifies as male, but as gender non-binary. He has adopted the pronouns they/them/their.

They are not to be referred to as a “man” or her boyfriend. When/if she and they marry, they will not be her husband, but a gender-neutral term.

My wife and I have concerns, but are ultimately tolerant of their choice.

However, she and I have been using the English language for a collective 100-plus years and are having a hard time making this linguistic transition.

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