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Please forgive my ignorance on this, as I have been married forever, but what does one mean . . .


Way back in the day, one either had a girlfriend, boyfriend, roommate, wife or husband. Please do not take offense at this question anyone, as I am just clueless, but what does one mean when one says my "partner"? Does that mean roommate, girlfirend, boyfriend, or fiancee? I know that "life partner" means same sex "partners." But when one just says "partner" when they are not of the same sex, is it that "partner" is his or her roommate, girlfriend, boyfriend, fiancee or could be all of the above?

 
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4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Hi Amy, thanks so much for the detailed answer. I know about all, except wasn't too sure when one uses "partner" and you have explained it so well dear one. So live and love together and not necessarily get married. . .


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Peter Allison says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Thanks Peter, that sounds like it sums it up pretty nice. I appreciate the answer.

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Mazzy Bolero says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Really, I sure can see that happening. I'd personally rather stick to what is obvious, for such reasons as you have stated. Another great answer.

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4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    IDONO, thanks so much for the great answer, and I appreciate your noting my being married as part of my not knowing of such, and it being more than a partnership! Thanks so very much for answering in such a kind manner.


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Levertis Steele says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Wow, Levertis Steele, you have covered it all here!!! Thank you so much for the very detailed answer. I guess it can be just semantics. But I was thinking relationship-wise, as to what exactly is one referring.

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Jacqui (jlpark) says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Hi jlpark, thanks for answering the question. Interesting perspective, especially being a nurse. Great answer too.

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MickS says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Ha. Oops. Great answer too. All good answers as to each one's own perspective. I was thinking it may be along the lines of not referring to one's gender.

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Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Thanks for taking the time to answer the question. Yes, I hear a lot of very young people using it, and was not sure exactly to what they are referring, whether dating, living together or partners in life together, just sharing expenses.

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caspian69 says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Thanks for answering the question caspian69, in such great detail. Very interesting points you have made here no doubt!!! Yes, this helps a lot dear one.

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Karen (WritingPrompts) says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Hi WritingPrompts, thanks for the answer and I am sure a lot are not looking for amother or father figure to date - or especially, the "sugar daddy." Good answer.

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JThomp42 says

4 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 4 years ago

    Thanks for the answer JThomp.


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