When you've been dating for 7 years or more, moved in with one another and created an entire family. While there is no legal paperwork you are referred to by family as husband or wife. Congratulations!
"Maria and Fulano are the cutest married couple ever!"
" They must have had a beautiful ceremony."
"Oh well, they aren't married MAR-RIED but they're Dominican married, they've been together since quarter waters."