When perfect new partners are apartners.
Forming new relationships after a long period of being single can be hard enough without jumping into co-habitation. Living full-time with your new partner’s children, pets and habits takes some adjustment for both of you. Fear not: Apartners are the latest trending alternative to live-in lovers.
For some separating couples, the prospect of no more Sunday dinners at the inlaws is almost enough to make up for the pain of separation.
Not so for the lucky ones among us who count the family we partnered into as friends. Harper Lee could have been talking about ex inlaws in this passage from To kill a mockingbird:
‘Atticus says you can choose your friends but you sho’ can’t choose your family, an’ they’re still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge ’em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don’t.’
Recombobulation and incentivize —#turnthemback or #letthemstay?
Sesquipedalian is one of my favourite words. I also love onomatopoeia which is sesquipedalian, as well as couth which is not. Terpsichorean is new to my top ten, jostling for space up there with tartle. And yes, I am a logophile.