Labels can help. In times of turmoil. They give you a place to stand. If you don't have a label, or confidence. It can be tough to live in the void.
Of course...if you can find a mutually agreed upon place to stand, without labels. That suits the parties involved it can be a nice place. But there needs to be an inner confidence about the overall .. love.
I like labels...but can learn to live without them, as long as I have solid ground to work with. Is this a false way to look at it. Sure, in the end labels mean shit...the don't hold things together and aren't gel. But they can sure be settling at times.
Labels are their own enigma. My opinion on them, like all things is ever changing.