Whether you’re single, cohabiting, engaged, married, or divorced, read more about the real role of love and romance in people’s lives during National Relationship Day. #NationalRelationshipDay

Love, Inc.: Dating Apps, the Big White Wedding, and Chasing the Happily Neverafter by Laurie Essig

“Laurie Essig is inviting us to go on a romantic vacation—to get away from it all, namely, from the peddlers of the fantasy that we can buy or brag our way to happily ever after.”—Lisa Wade, author of American Hookup

Read more from Laurie on why we believe romance makes our futures more safe and secure.





Happy SinglehoodThe Rising Acceptance and Celebration of Solo Living by Elyakim Kislev

“An immensely readable and welcome addition to the literature on single life, and a call to action for scholars and policy makers alike.”—Alondra Nelson, President, Social Science Research Council

Read more from Elyakim about the truth of single living and what it really means for society.





Cohabitation Nation: Gender, Class, and the Remaking of Relationships by Sharon Sassler and Amanda Jayne Miller 

“This detailed look at cohabiting couples’ lives has great promise for theory building and for lively classroom discussions.”—Gender and Society

Read more from Sharon and Amanda on the need for public policy changes to better accommodate cohabiting couple.




Gray Divorce: What We Lose and Gain from Mid-Life Splits by Jocelyn Elise Crowley

“A pioneer in examining this recent phenomenon through rich personal narratives. . . . An engaging read for anyone concerned about this recent phenomenon.”Gender and Society

Read more from Jocelyn on why divorce is a sign of freedom for many.