significant other


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significant other

 
a person who plays an important role in the life of an individual, such as a member of the immediate family, a lover, a close friend, or a role model.

significant other

[signif′ikənt]
a person who is considered by an individual as being special and as having an effect on that individual.

significant other

Most significant other, see there.

significant other

A person with whom a patient has a close relationship, which may or may not include relatives or a spouse.
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Beliefs about unsportspersonlike play--self-beliefs and perceived beliefs of significant others.
One significant other described it as a general, all-encompassing role: "My part is just to support.
The perceived benefits and challenges to involving family members and significant others in a healthy lifestyle intervention are presented in Table 1, and we elaborate on them below.
Rankings by the MS patients and significant others were similar.
Over half of the female respondents also found their significant others to be more attractive than their affair partners, but 50 percent said their lovers were in better shape.
More than half of us (59 percent) fall in love again when we go away on a trip with our significant other.
People identified as being in the contemplation stage were more likely to report that their significant others would react positively towards their dietary change than were people in the precontemplation stage.
Military training facilities and VA and community health centers should screen and treat significant others and family members for PTSD, added Dr.
Further investigation of PTSD in significant others is warranted, and if the findings are replicated, it would lend credence to inclusion of a vicarious trauma diagnosis in the DSM-5, she said.
sets out the theories and fundamental curative factors that underlie education and support programs to help family members and significant others cope with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders.
Siblings, parents, and significant others aren't terrible givers, he argues; it's the great aunts who are dragging the average down.
The workshops are expense-paid weekend events for up to 200 service members and their spouses or significant others.

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