The pathologizing dynamics of coupledom

Singleness marks being alone in a nearly paralyzingly profound manner—so much so that indi­vidualism, the value of aloneness, can barely be thought unless we strip away the pathologizing dynamics of coupledom that at­tach to the individual a bitter affect we might call loneliness. But what I’ve come to understand is crucial:

Loneliness will not brand the single as much as aloneness does. The contemporary individual is not lonely, just single—but this is not culturally recognized.

Read the entire article at:  Being single and being lonely are not the same thing: An excerpt from Michael Cobb’s Single: Arguments for the Uncoupled. – Slate Magazine.

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