Mar 20, 2013. A change of the definition of spouse in B.C. means that common-law partners enjoy the same rights as married couples after two years of co-habitation. (iStock). In Newfoundland, after two years of living together in a conjugal relationship, a couple can be considered common law. In Nova Scotia, a couple. Define juncture: a point of time; especially : one made critical by a concurrence of circumstances; joint,…