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Might As Well Be

I don’t know what to call her the mother of my son’s three children. Nothing sounds right; all the words too awkward.  Not a wife.  Not a lover. Significant other, too cumbersome Partner... unfitting for their union. Para-wife, I reply. What’s that? Para means almost.  Almost wife. Just as good as. Might as well be, Pete says, and the conversation goes on as that teaching moment comes and leaves us, him...

Welcome to My Para-Kin.  What's this all about, you might ask? It's about gaps in the English language.  Let me explain. It was quite by accident that we stumbled into this word dilemma. A few years back, my partner and I went to the ER at a local hospital.  On the intake form, he was given three choices as to who had accompanied him.  His choices were "acquaintance," "friend" or "spouse." None of those applied and as a typical man, he...

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