It’s for men and women in committed relationships, with a spousal equivalent, significant other, boyfriend/girlfriend, or same sex partner where a traditional marriage is not chosen.
English provides a variety of words to describe folks in serious relationships but the words are full of ambiguity…
Just reflect on the word “Partner.”
Without a traditional marriage certificate, “partners” have very little standing in the eyes of the court and society. It is time to challenge this notion.
For all the couples who are in loving, committed relationships, Para-kin endorses the term p-spouse. We hope you will too.
Para-kin terms are your answer
Para-kin is for so much more than the couple involved in the relationship. CHILDREN deserve identity also. There are simply no additional words beyond son, daughter, step-son or step-daughter. If words identify and define our relationships, then we are p-moms and p-dads to our p-sons and p-daughters.
Can it be done? Can language and words really evolve to reflect today’s blended family?
In precisely the same way that the designation of “Ms.” filled a void in our language and culture in the ’50’s and ’60’s, there is a need to provide positive words to describe the close relationships that exist today. Our mission is to add words to our vocabulary and dictionary which will accurately reflect, describe and embrace the evolving family relationships through the promotion of para-kin™ terms.
What can you do?
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX!
Join the Movement. Use the Para-Kin terms such as p-mom, p-dad, p-wife, p-husband, p-son and p-daughter.
Join us on Social Networks of Facebook and Twitter
Share your Para-Kin story here on the website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Start a Petition. Write your local elected officials that Para-Spouse (p-spouse) along needs and deserves to be a recognized status, with all the duties, obligations and responsibilities of family.