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Old 07-16-2013, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Flear View Post
as for describing V or triad
-if each person is a dot, the intimate relationships are the connecting lines
this does not mean everyone is having intimate relationships with everyone else
Right. This is the distinction between a 'v' and a 'triad' (or triangle).

Originally Posted by Flear View Post
primary or secondary
-could describe it as the person you may be going home to every night or the person you have a casual relationship with.
-(for primary) or at least the people you may be spending nights with them on a regular basis. the people that you go out with to special events because you don't want anyone to feel left out.
Primary is a statement of hierarchy (priority), so it would be applied to the 'top' relationship I'm guessing. There are far better terms to use to describe the role in your life without ranking them like they are in the military so I personally find this kind of classification archaic.
Me: male, 43, straight, non-hierarchical, independent

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