A few years ago, Keneta Anderson looked around the room at the costume party she had gone to with her good friends, three couples.
They were nowhere to be found. They had left her, the single friend, at the party without saying goodbye.
Even though it was a place she knew well and she didn’t feel unsafe, her feelings were hurt. She realized she was treated differently than the others in her friend group because she was single. Even though several of them would consider her one of their best friends, the three couples had formed a group within a group.