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What Singlish describes, feeling like there must be something wrong with someone who is over 30 and always single, is social privilege of having been in a couple.
What you are describing (an existing couple protecting their relationship) has a component of action that went into establishing and maintaining the relationship. Just because people in a relationship agree to take care of each others needs it doesn't mean they are treating other people as accessories to their life.
Flexible relationships provide support for adults and children.
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