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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. Life partners with platonic relationships are a common theme in serious and popular literature.
List of life partners in fiction
Fictional examples of close same-sex friends or partners who spend considerable time together on and off the job include:
- Abbott and Costello
- Batman and Robin
- Bert and Ernie
- Don Quixote and Sancho Panza
- Jay and Silent Bob
- Laurel and Hardy
- Lone Ranger and Tonto
- Mujo and Haso
- Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
- Xena and Gabrielle
- "Heterosexual Life Partners". TVTropes.org. Retrieved 29 December 2008.