January 8, 2017 at 5:20 AM #1621
Great article, Mariposa!
Here’s another one: Ask Polly: I’m Pretending I’m Happy Sinugle, But I’m Not!January 10, 2017 at 3:22 AM #1625
Love that @mamey2422! So perfect and so true. And I’m dying over resting Graceful Acceptance Face… story of my life sometimes!January 10, 2017 at 4:22 PM #1626
Here’s one a friend sent me:
Single Jewish Orthodox women are largely forgotten
Minorities within minorities tend to be even more marginalized.January 19, 2017 at 4:42 AM #1639
That was a good read, LoneStar, and you make a great point about minorities within minorities. Thanks for sharing. Religion is interesting because it can provide such a strong sense of community on the one hand, but at the same time can be so isolating for people who don’t fit into those traditional norms. I can imagine how difficult it must be for single women to navigate that set of circumstances.
And not at all related to the topic above, but I liked this piece about dating as an ambivert.June 28, 2017 at 3:12 AM #1787
This looks like it might be a good read…June 30, 2017 at 2:04 PM #1788
Hey Mariposa! Thank you so much for the suggestion. I got the book and I’m already well into chapter 8. Honestly, I went in expecting something very different, but I am pleasantly surprised. Chapter 7 definitely felt validating to me. It was refreshing to be thought of, validated, and understood in this book, as I am someone who is far from the typical protagonist in love stories.
So far, it’s been a good read.July 3, 2017 at 1:44 AM #1789
@angel88, that’s great to hear! Thanks for letting me know your thoughts so far. I’m definitely adding it to my summer reading list. :)July 27, 2017 at 2:43 AM #1822
My friend just shared an interview with Mandy on a podcast (why oh why….which is another resource) where she discusses the book, the relationship she’s in and the modern love article that started it:August 28, 2017 at 3:26 AM #1849
I finished How to Fall In Love With Anyone a few days ago and loved it. It was smart and thoughtful, and I really like how the book explored the contrast between the author’s own experiences and family history with the love stories we’ve all grown up with. Her thoughts and experiences were really relatable to me, and it was refreshing to see someone write so honestly about the complicated relationship they’ve had with understanding love and what it means. She reflected so many of my own feelings, questions and anxieties, and that in itself was eye-opening for me because our experiences with love have been very different (she’s spent most of her adult life in long-term relationships, and I’ve spent most of mine single). Like Angel88, I found it really validating, and I could have kept reading long after it ended. Her blog is mentioned at the end of the book, so now I am working my way through that:
And Lonestar, thanks so much for the podcast link. I enjoyed it too, and I’m going to check out some of the other episodes this week.August 29, 2017 at 11:26 PM #1850
I also finished the book and felt ambivalent about it sometimes, but overall found it very insightful.
Didn’t mean to make love a theme for my summer reading, but I’m reading The Course of Love by Alain de Botton now. Very interesting look at a couple from first meeting throughout their marriage, broken up in sections by different ‘milestones,’ so to speak. Also peppered with some philosophy and psychoanalysis. I’m enjoying it quite a bit by how real it seems. Most love stories end when the couple gets together or gets married. You don’t see the sometimes messy aftermath, but that’s where this book really starts.
Anyone know any good books/memoirs etc about love/relationships/etc that primarily involve people of color or interracial coupledom?
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