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    Default When does a boyfriend/girlfriend become your 'partner'?

    At what point in a relationship does a boyfriend/girlfriend become your partner, in your opinion?

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    I always thought they were one and the same.

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    In my opinion it's when they to some extent support you financially or help, when they are there for you, when you can ask them for help with things around the house or kids etc. When you have both agreed that you are serious about each other. That kind of thing.

    I personally don't think a partner is someone who comes over for a shag with a bottle of wine and picks up maccas on the way.

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    When you become a partnership in finances, responsibilities, life goals ect ect..

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    For me it depends in the relationship. For example, I referred to my now DH as my partner from 2 weeks into the relationship when we moved in together.

    When we separated I was "hooking up" with a guy who I referred to as my boyfriend. It wasn't until we agreed to become official (even though I wasn't living with him or reliant on him financially) that i started referring to him as my partner. That was about 6 or 7 months into the relationship.

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    I don't like the word partner for some reason. It just sounds so impersonal or something. I tried to call DP my lover but he said he would disown me if I say itin public lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I don't like the word partner for some reason. It just sounds so impersonal or something. I tried to call DP my lover but he said he would disown me if I say itin public lol.
    Lol.. I like lover but it does sound like you are just shagging.

    I also dont like partner. Or boyfriend.. I'm not 16!

    Hmm you could call him your hubby or your other half. Or just call him your husband.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janesmum123 View Post
    Lol.. I like lover but it does sound like you are just shagging.

    I also dont like partner. Or boyfriend.. I'm not 16!

    Hmm you could call him your hubby or your other half. Or just call him your husband.
    Everyone else calls him my husband, I can't do it for some reason. I don't mind other half actually.

    I like the idea of shagging him, sounds fun.

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    For us, it was when we became adults? We've been together since 15 & 16 so at that point, yeah we were boyfriend and girlfriend but I hate hearing the term used by adults as it seems such an adolescent word IYKWIM? I think of giggling schoolgirls when I think of 'boyfriend' It's just how the word is in my head.

    I'm not sure what word would replace it in an early relationship though.

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    From the first date right?

    I agree with PPs. Once you're living together and sharing finances etc...

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