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Old 05-28-2009, 11:05 AM   #21
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...lots of folks using "partner" regardless of whether it's a same-sex or opposite-sex relationship. Seems more inclusive to me. It also sends a signal that the speaker isn't making assumptions that a relationship is necessarily heterosexual.

...refer to each other as "husband" since we're married, but I wouldn't expect others to use that term.
I like both, actually.
Feel free to add any terms to my "hierarchy" list in my previous post here.

Husband and wife are no longer a required matched set of words, any more than the "heads under the sand" attitudes about same-sex relationships.

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Old 05-28-2009, 11:11 PM   #22
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You will also be able to make your partner's life easier and more enjoyable by taking care of some of the mundane chores while he is at work.

I had to chuckle. This has been the subject of recent discussions about my impending retirement. Not being much of a housekeeper, one of my chores has been to clean the upstairs on Saturdays.
Sometimes my efforts didn't meet muster and my partner has been known to comment: "Doesn't look like the Saturday girl was in". While I intend to make greater efforts in this area,
somehow we both know that it's likely a lost cause. I am going to take full responsibility for laundry though. There's more likelihood of success in that department.


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Old 05-28-2009, 11:49 PM   #23
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Congratulations on your impending freedom. As for the name of the other person I haven't found one I like. I have a man living with me but we aren't partners, engaged or significant others. Half the time I call him my boyfriend and the rest he is my roommate. As for gay and lesbian couples I don't really like partner because business partners uses partners. I like life partner if you are in a very long term relationship sharing money and assets. We still don't have same gender marriage, congratulations on your marriage.

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