Monthly Archives: January 2016

The Center for Alternative Lifestyles Hosts Dr. Eli Jan. 30 & 31



If you are going to be in the Denver area January 30 and 31, consider joining me with the Center for Alternative Lifestyles for a weekend of talks on consensual non-monogamies and their related social and legal issues.


Saturday January 30, 2016

10 – 11:30: Types of Consensual Non-Monogamy and When they Work

12:30 – 2pm: Polyamorous Families with Children

2:30 – 4pm: The Importance of Polyaffectivity to Resilient CNM Families

Sunday January 31, 2016

10 – 11:30: Legal Issues Facing Sexual Minority Families and How to Handle Them

12:30 – 2pm: Sexual Variation vs. Paraphilia and Pathology: Changes in the DSM5

2:30 – 4pm: The Pleasures and Dangers of Unicorn Hunting


Venue:   Denver’s Dangerous Theatre

Venue Phone: 303-922-0068


2620 West 2nd Avenue, #1, Denver, Colorado, 80219, United States
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I hope to see you there!

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New Research on Polyamorous Families Underway



If you are a member of a polyamorous family, consider participating in Marco Lenzi’s research project on teens’ perceptions of family life. See his blurb below:

Hello, my name is Marco Lenzi and I am an Italian student of Clinical Psychology at Università Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore in Milan. I am conducting a project research about polyamory, and in particular investigating how boys and girls from 14 to 18 years old perceive quality of life and their relationships within their poly families. The research comprehends an interview face-to-face about life in poly family which will last no more than one hour. The project was approved by Professor of Sociology Elisabetta Carrà in Università Cattolica and I’ll furnish informed consent to the teenagers’ parents.
For further information, you can contact me at
Thanks for your attention.

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When your partner wants non-monogamy and you DONT



My most recent blog on Psychology Today tackles the challenges people often experience when they find themselves in a mixed orientation relationship in which one person wants monogamy and the other wants polyamory.

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Who Counts as a Parent in a Polyamorous Family?

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In my new blog on Psychology Today I examine who children in poly families see as parents, how they decide, and what the kids call their parental figures.

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