The Tricky Geometry of a Thropal

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For years, Evan Sterett’s relationship with his lover had become a “re-run of the same play”. Ivan wanted space; Her boyfriend wanted commitment. But one summer, their relationship got a guest star—a third partner who revived their joie de vivre.

Today, we hear Evan’s story about navigating the complex geometry of Throophood. Then, we meet Samatra and April Doyle. They do not live together and do not co-parent, but they are married and intend to be together forever.

Today’s essay was written by Evan Sterrett and read by McLeod Andrews.

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