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Old 11-28-2011, 08:18 PM
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As for the term "partner" -- I'm straight and lived with my boyfriend in 1979 and referred to him as my partner. Though I was only 19 at the time, I thought myself too old and mature to use the word "boyfriend." In later years, I have used the word partner for my husband. This is not a trendy new term that means anything other than what people using it want it to mean.

OP, you just need to have a conversation and find out what the dealio is.
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An excellent blog post on hierarchy in polyamory:
solopoly.net/2014/10/31/why-im-not-a-secondary-partner-the-short-version/
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