It occurred to me today that the words ‘significant other’ are incredibly beautiful.
Look at the words individually.
Significant; acute, critical, crucial, essential, exigent, imperative, importunate, vital
Other; another, else, individual
The person that you call your ‘Significant Other’ is your Crucial Else. Your Vital, Essential Another. These words imply both a connection to and a separation from.
And I think that is incredibly beautiful.