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Love & Affection

Friendship as a Driving Force in Stories about Grown-Ups

“Flower Hunters,” Lauren Groff’s short story in the New Yorker, includes this passage:
“She picks up her cell – she wants to tell her best friend, Meg, about her sudden overwhelming love for the ghost of a Quaker naturalist – but then she remembers that Meg doesn’t want to be her best friend anymore.

“A week ago, Meg said very gently, I’m sorry, I just need to take a break.”
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Love & Affection

Does Sex Really Matter?

What is the key difference between romantic relationships – which are valued and respected and pondered and studied and celebrated and, well, romanticized – and all of the other close and meaningful relationships in our lives? Relationships with our closest friends, that may have...
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