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Love: To Know and Be Known Being in love with the idea of love · When I was a senior in college and confused, I asked a lot of different people, older than... Read More

Romantic Women Friends, Boston Marriages


Partnerships between women 100 years ago Boston marriage refers to a long-time partnership between single women, often during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The term originated with Henry James’ novel The... Read More