housewife, mate, better half, the little woman, the missis, matron, helpmeet, marrow, wifey, consort, lady, spouse, the old lady, helpmate, squaw, married woman, dame, ball and chain, madam.
To be wife
and not to be mother!
He didn't see why this woman he was about to marry should not be a good wife
My poor girl; my dear, sweet wife!