Couples Need Couples

While on a recent vacation, my wife and I had a stimulating discussion with friends about friends.  We were enjoying a meal with two other couples and one of the men asked the question, “Have you found many couples that you are friends with and, if so, how have you met them?” Do couples need couples to survive?

What followed was a spirited discussion about friends–same sex friends, friends as couples, and opposite sex friends, when you’re married (or monogamously involved).  The conclusion was that it is not simple.

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