Wednesday 22 November 2017

Katie Byrne: Love, redefined - we need a new lexicon to describe the many diverse modern relationships

Features writer Katie Byrne
Features writer Katie Byrne
Katie Byrne

Katie Byrne

We can always count on the Swedes to promote progressive social ideas. Jantelagen - the philosophy that we are all equal - is their prevailing ethos, while the Goldilocks ideal of "just the right amount" - lagom - is an everyday endeavour.

They're also best in class when it comes to paternity leave, elderly care and space-saving bookcases (the BILLY, from IKEA).

But what really makes me want to pack up my bags and move to Stockholm is their refreshingly open-minded approach to modern relationships.

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