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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] Tag for People Living Together
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 14:47:15 -0400
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Val wrote:
>What is the correct name for a Tag designating two people living
>together as if married after a separation.

The answer is the same that you would get if the question was "What
is the correct name for a Tag designating two people living together
but not married?" For either question, a facetious answer would be
"yes". A more serious answer is "whatever you want" as there is no
standard Tag. The more common Custom Tag names that have surfaced
here are: Liaison, One-Nite-Stand, Common-Law, and Partners.

One of the more important things is -- how do you want the Tag
treated? If you want it treated as if the couple were married, then
create your Custom Tag in the Marriage Tag Group. Otherwise, create
the Tag in the Other Tag Group.

Another import consideration is the Sentence involved for the
couple. You can make it read however you want -- as blunt as can be
or as tactful as can be or anywhere in between. This may make a
greater difference for more those recent (living or deceased) couples
and less so for a long deceased couple with no living family.

Hope this helps -

Lee Hoffman/KY
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