SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Increasingly Significant Issue

Kim & Rima McKinzey rkmck at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed Apr 10 23:11:11 UTC 2002

>Have you and/or your members, or other authorities, addressed the question of
>how to address unmarried companions, of either sex? Boyfriend, companion,
>partner, and "significant other" seem to date from the Doris Day era. What is
>the current accepted nonjudgmental term? or, if none, is it time to coin one?
>Thanks so much for your consideration.

My husband in his psychological reports to courts, usually refers to
paramours.  I still like significant other, though.


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