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More on Marriage… July 27, 2009

Posted by Onely in "Against Love"...?, Food for Thought, single and happy.
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So, Copious Readers. Ya’ll (that’s how we say it in Kentucky) have got me thinking.

Last week, we solicited your thoughts on whether it’s tacky or tasteful to throw a party for oneself and register for gifts. We got a wide variety of responses, and our conversation prompted one of our regular readers, Autonomous, to link us to an article on Alternet called “I Don’t Believe in Marriage — Here’s Why I (Grudgingly) Got Married Anyway.” And that article reminded me of fellow singles-advocate-blogger Therese’s recent post about why she’s decided to get married after being in a long-term relationship with the same person.  And then this weekend, I had a long, impassioned conversation with a (married) friend of mine who wanted me to explain why I didn’t plan to ever get married.

Here’s what I told her (in so many words): (more…)

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