SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Increasingly Significant Issue

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Sun May 5 01:21:10 UTC 2002

On Fri, 3 May 2002, Ruth Barton wrote:

#Why not just call them "friend" and be done with it.  If one is living with
#them surely they must be a friend.  Ruth

You're assuming that 'person one is living with' is old information; but
ISTM that that is exactly the *new* information that people are seeking
to convey here, without the added specifications, assumptions, or
associations of 'spouse', 'lover', etc.

-- Mark A. Mandel

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