I’m so stoked to see alternative family structures being covered in mainstream media!!!! Thank you @theatlantic for covering a type of relationship that our society has long forgotten about, and in the past few centuries has demonized: friendships that function as partnerships.
When people ask me if i’m polyamorous, i don’t know what to say. I’ve never been into the idea of having multiple committed sexual-romantic partners (the google calendaring required always sounded like too much work for me ☺️), but I absolutely view my deepest friendships as partnerships, and I always have. I identify a lot with the terms “relationship anarchy” and “solo polyamory,” but neither of them ever seemed like a perfect fit. I just wanna be free to love my friends as partners without people asking me to define the relationship.
It’s about time we started talking as a society about alternative ways of creating families. Marriage is not the best fit for everyone, and being raised to believe it is the only option has been harmful to so many. The pain and confusion that myth has instilled in me has taken years of self work to even begin to unwravel. Let’s start imagining other ways of being!
Shoutout to all my platonic partners past and present, you know who you are and I love you so much ❤️❤️
Check out the article in the Atlantic: “What if friendship, not marriage, was at the center of life?”
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