Cynthia Field’s article on patch.com she describes what the terms can bring to the family and community. Article can be found at: southkingstown.patch.com/articles/on-love
Having few serious relationships in my past, I recently started dating and becoming serious with my girlfriend. Although we are merely girlfriend and girlfriend right now, we agreed early on that neither of us liked the words ‘life partner’ or just ‘partner’ in general. It DOES sound like a business related phrase. No sooner had we discussed this when, a few days later, I got a call
WHO IS THIS WEB SITE FOR?
Men and women who are in serious, committed relationships with a domestic partner, spousal equivalent, significant other, or same-sex union, where the “traditional marriage” between the couple is not an option. These committed and loving relationships may or may not include children from a previous union. To be called one’s “Para-Wife” or “Para-Hubby” is a loving alternative to the more traditional designations of the relationship.