This disturbed me deeply and we’ve had innumerable discussions about this since then. Recently others in the family eavesdropped on us and unfortunately managed to listen in on some of our private conversations regarding this issue, i.e. This was deeply humiliating and painful for both of us.
At a very early stage I’d started suspecting that my wife had had sex before marriage.
Commonly thought of as a series of letters that make up a 'word' there is a distinction between acronyms and shorthand.
It’s she who’s moved to a new home and made a new family her own, not them.
You’ve mentioned one of her friends has tried dropping you hints about her past.
The only way knowing everything about one’s spouse’s past life can help is in tackling nosy outsiders like this friend, eager to spill the beans and laugh as the two of you shred your married life to pieces.
The majority of the expressions you see above are not acronyms, but rather shorthand used while text messaging or IMing.
There are several terms to describe different kinds of jargon including anacronym, backronym, weather acronyms, city acronyms, leetspeak and textonyms.