significant other


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significant other

n.
A spouse or long-term sexual or romantic partner.

significant other

n
informal US a spouse or lover

signif′icant oth′er


n.
1. a person who has great influence on one's behavior and self-esteem.
2. a spouse or cohabiting lover.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.significant other - a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
lover - a significant other to whom you are not related by marriage
better half, married person, partner, spouse, mate - a person's partner in marriage
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Then, their significant others were asked to complete online surveys that asked them to rate their partner's pain, quality of life, and possible changes in their relationship.
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The results indicated that the intrinsic and extrinsic work values of significant others were related to the intrinsic and extrinsic work values of the self and that intrinsic work values were more adaptive than extrinsic work values in career development.
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Even though family psychoeducation has a strong evidence base for reducing relapses and hospitalizations in SMI (Pitschel-Walz, Leucht, Baumi, Kissling, & Engel, 2001), there is a lack of research on the involvement of family members and significant others in promoting health behavior change in these individuals.
Information regarding the MS patient obtained from the significant other included year of MS diagnosis, current disease course, and mobility level.
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Unfolding events in the recent past both in the developed and developing nations of the world, however indicate that significant number of these children receive from significant others in lieu of love, care, and support is maltreatment,' he stated.

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