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Honorary Oneler Couples November 3, 2009

Posted by Onely in Great Onelies in Real Time.
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Today we’re knighting two of my coupled friends as Honorary Onelers.  I’m giving these friends the award because they have defied the common image of couples who ditch their single friends.


First, to my friend F:

Despite having a full-time job and three children under two years old, you still managed to read my nine-page essay and give me supportive feedback on it. Your kind words fortify me against the onslaught of rejection letters I hear thundering over the horizon. You have more than enough excuses to bury yourself in your coupled life as people so often do, but you don’t. You always sound happy to hear from me when I call–in fact, you reach out to me more often than I do to you. You even (somewhat foolishly?) asked for a sequel to my first essay. I hereby declare you an Honorary Oneler.

Also, to my friend J:

It was the weekend of your second wedding anniversary, but you brought your husband on a ghost tour and corn maze combo outing I had planned some other friends. I would have completely understood if you wanted to go on a romantic camping trip, but instead you walked around Leesburg listening to the tour guide talk about “residual and sentient” spirits, and you hung out with us at a haunted bar afterward, and then you and your husband left after midnight to go continue your camping trip, armed with flashlights and fortitude. I hereby declare you both Honorary Onelers.

Copious Readership, which of your coupled friends would you knight and why?



1. Singletude: A Positive Blog for Singles - November 10, 2009

What a lovely thought to recognize coupled friends who have the onely spirit, married or not! I think I would recognize two friends of mine, one who got married a year ago and one who got married this August after about six years of dating. Both of them make the effort to keep in touch and have no problem spending time together without the hubby in tow. One of them still thinks it’s preferable to be happily married than happily single, I believe, but she’s coming around. 🙂 Of course, we’ll see what happens after the kids start arriving…

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