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Introductions Can Be Awkward When Relationships Are Complicated

DEAR ABBY: How do I introduce my unmarried daughter's baby daddy? Can't say "husband," and can't say "partner" since gays have claimed that word. So how do you define that new role? -- I'D LIKE YOU TO MEET ...

DEAR MEET: When you introduce your grandchild's daddy, use his name and say, "This is 'John,' 'Jessica's' partner." The term is not used exclusively by LGBT people, but by straight couples as well.

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