I am curious how other people are tackling the topic of tracking spouses / partners. My first attempt is outlined below, but I hit a snag. Any feedback is appreciated.

  1. Created a custom data field of type person called "Partner" in contacts.
  2. This effectively creates a link to another person. But I want a two way sync.
  3. Created an automation to add the corresponding person to the partner's "partner" field. Good.
  4. I cannot seem to set the Partner value to nothing when I remove a value entirely. So deleting a partner / spouse cannot be automated.

Mostly, I would just like a simple person reference field that connects two people together with a label (spouse, friend, famiy etc).