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Love & Affection

Mike Pence’s Embrace of the Billy Graham Rule Is Especially Unfair to Single Women

A Washington Post profile of Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, included lots of fascinating observations. But it was just this one sentence that inspired a tsunami of blog posts and opinion pieces:
“In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”
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Love & Affection

Singles’ Guide to Making Friends: Guest Post by Ellen Worthing

[Bella’s intro: Ellen Worthing seems to know a thing or two about making friends, both online and face-to-face. For example, the online Facebook group she started has 44,000 members. She recognizes that making the kinds of friends you spend time with in person is a process, and happily, she has agreed to share some of her insights with us. Although Ellen’s suggestions are addressed to single people, most will be useful to people of all...
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How we live now

Why Friends Should Have Full Legal Rights as Co-Parents

In Canada, two friends who wanted to co-parent a child made history by winning a court case that awarded them the same legal rights as married parents. I described that case, and why friends should have such rights, in a column I wrote for Unmarried Equality. I’ve reprinted it at the end of this post, with permission from the organization.

First, though, I’d like to provide some context to the discussion of co-parenting by people who are not the child’s biological or adoptive parents....
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Love & Affection

8 Things Married People Get Wrong about Singles: Guest Post by Edie Jarolim

 [Bella’s intro: Over at the Huffington Post, a married woman got a lot of attention by speaking on behalf of single people. She told married people what she thought single people wanted them to know. Some of us single people were a bit baffled by the way the author presumed to speak for us – we didn’t see ourselves in her characterization. Edie Jarolim was more than baffled. She was incensed. I’m sharing her passionate...
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Love & Affection

Potential Romantic Partners: When Not Getting Involved Is the Best Gift You Can Give Them

When I talk about people who are single at heart – those who live their best, most authentic, most meaningful, and most fulfilling lives by living single – I usually emphasize the ways in which living single is best for them. But maybe the single-at-heart person is not the only person who benefits from staying single. Maybe the people they do not become involved with, romantically, benefit too.

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