Until the late 1970s, husbands — but not wives — were legally obliged to support their families, while wives — but not husbands — were legally obliged to perform services (including providing sex) in the home. This is why the legal definition of rape was a man’s forcible intercourse with a woman not his wife. It is also why a husband could sue for the loss of companionship, affection and sex (when the actions of another deprived him of the relationship benefits he was due), but a wife, who was not legally entitled to such services, could not. Stephanie Coontz (via azspot)

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It’s easy to love someone when they’re happy. What’s hard is loving someone when they’re crying on the bathroom floor at 2am because everything came crashing down at once. Midnight thoughts (sometimes I’m a mess)

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Coltrane on a break from A Love Supreme.

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The greatest gift you can give someone is the space to be his or herself, without the threat of you leaving. Kai, Lessons in Life #39 (via dykays)

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