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   Also called a “Boston Marriage” because of the high proportion of them in New England, these long-term monogamous relationships were between two unmarried women. Often the women were involved with a career or social activism, and being in a partnership with a woman allowed them the freedom of not being relegated to the household. As with the “smashes,” these relationships may or may not have been sexual, but they were obviously very intensely emotional and loving relationships.   

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