Originally Posted by IrisAwakened
What do you call a man whom you love dearly, see yourself spending your life with but isn't your husband? A man with whom you share a poly fi love with and is "secondary" only in title. My love for him is in no way secondary, it is just as strong as my marital love, just in different ways.
Some people use OSO (other significant other) or OH (other husband). I know a guy who has many relationships and he calls all his non-spouse partners his "sweeties." I like calling someone "my love" or lover.