Originally Posted by pmmp
While I understand it may be difficult for people entering into a relationship with somebody in a domestic partnership to feel anything other than secondary, I was hoping there may be some alternative non-hierarchical language available that would be potentially less alienating to those unaccustomed to poly. Semantics, sure, but I think it could help our situations.
You can direct potential secondaries to this page for info: http://www.morethantwo.com/polyforsecondaries.html
Also, try these threads for ideas on terminology:
"central" = "primary"
is there a better word?
Primary/Secondary: Merged Threads, General Discussion / Debate