My Life Partner Does! – A Fresh Perspective

I am in year 3 of my blog.

In the early days of this blog, there are posts that received little exposer.

I have a new category ‘Reruns – A Fresh Perspective’.  This category reposts these earlier posts that received little exposer and a fresh perspective on how I feel about them today.


This post was originally posted on May 18, 2015 –

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia –

A life partner is a romantic or otherwise very close friend for life. The partners can be of the same or opposite sexes, married or unmarried, and celibate, monogamous or polyamorous.

From Me, the free blog –

My life partner and I are romantic, are very close friends for life, we are of the same sex, unmarried and monogamous.

My life partner is more than the Wikipedia definition; my definition of my life partner encompasses additional qualities and traits.  These qualities and traits are included in the definitions for Lifeguard, Life Coach, Life Line and Life Saver.

My life partner as a Lifeguard will rescue me when I get into difficulty in a swimming pool.  Not just an actual swimming pool, but all other metaphors for swimming pool.  The swimming pool of life in comparison is more like an ocean.  This ocean at time seems endless with no land near and the boat we are on at times experiences turbulence in the water.  I know when the turbulence gets rough; my Lifeguard will be there to rescue me.

My life partner as a Life Coach councils and encourages me when I experience personal challenges.  This Life Coach will motivate me to fight the challenges and achieve my goals.  This Life Coach will advise me during times of decision making, and reminds me of my strengths and encourages me to overcome my weaknesses.

My life partner as a Life Line will preserve my life by keeping in contact during times of need.  This Life Line is never too far to throw me a rope when I need to be brought back closer.  This Life Line watches me close as I roam into uncharted territory and never leaves me alone in harm’s way.

My life partner as a Life Saver (the candy) is sweet, fruity and fun.  This Life Saver’s sweetness is never ending, always pleasurable in personality.  This Life Saver is fruity, mellow and cheerful.  This Life Saver is fun and enjoyable to have around.  This Life Saver can be lighthearted, be amusing and be entertaining.

So, my hopes are for people who have a life partner in their life, they have more than just the Wikipedia definition of a life partner.  My hope is your life partner rescues you, advices you, encourages and motivates you – My hope is your life partner brings pleasure and fun in your life.  My Life Partner Does!


A Fresh Perspective –

When I wrote that post over 2 years ago, Gary was my life partner and today he is my husband.  I have written many posts about the importance of him in my life, especially now.  He continues to be my Lifeguard, my Life Coach, My Life Line and certainly my Life Saver (the candy).  He is all that and more, how fortunate I am to have this special person in my life.

58 thoughts on “My Life Partner Does! – A Fresh Perspective

  1. Your life partner is or was my life partner as well until I lost him to a stroke. It is true what you say and how you describe your life partner Terry. Not many people can boast that they have a life partner how you describe. I was lucky to have had my partner for 23 years. I can relate to this post really well. Still sending you peace and comfort ❤

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  2. This is really beautiful, and so special. You have a man in a million, and you are so blessed to have each other. I love the way you feel Terry. Gary is your everything, and nothing will ever break that bond.
    I hope you have some relief today my friend. Thinking of you. 🙂 x

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  3. Very special post. What a difference mutual commitment, and unconditional love makes to deepen affection into love. I am blessed also with my Susan, who has been there for me through trials that would have split up many couples. I think it awesome and important that you express real appreciation and incidentally you inspire me in that regard to do the same. hugs, and appreciation for the light you share.

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    • Thank you David for your comment and sharing mutual feelings we both hold. Also, thank you for the compliment – for me to inspire anyone, I am honored. I appreciate you as well my friend and hope your week has been good to you. 🙂

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  4. Ohhh, what a beautiful post! I’m glad you brought this gem forward. You and Gary were meant to be and you’re so blessed to have each other. A lot of people aren’t that fortunate. Hugs to you both!

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  5. Gary is a lucky man to have you in his life as you are lucky to have him in your life….nothing like have the love of your life to stand beside you, behind you when you need a nudge and walk in front of you when the going gets rough…..its true….its not often we find that one special person….I feel I have also found my “Gary”, however hes a Peter….LOL nothing but love and happiness to you both….xxxx

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  6. Gary is your one true love and you are his – how delightful to re-read this wonderful testimony to what he means to you and how you feel about him. All of those who stand on the side-lines calling you on have reason to be glad and grateful to Gary so I am going to lead the cheer for him (as chief cheerleader of Team Terry, you understand this is my job) but I won’t whirl pompoms or do the splits … far too distracting. All Hail Gary!!!

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    • Osyth, you are so very funny and you make me laugh and bring a smile to my face. I am fortunate to have my true love in my life, especially now when I need him the most. All Hail Gary!! Happy Day my dear friend, and have a great weekend. 🙂

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