Image: Blue and white microphone on black background Understanding Polyamory & Open Relationships with Dr. Eli Sheff Polyamory is the practice of more than one intimate relationship with more than one partner, with the informed consent of all partners involved. It's also referred to as consensual or ethical non-monogamy. It's a life philosophy that love... Continue Reading →
Image: Book cover Love That Works Review of Love That Works By Jim Fleckenstein A deceptively easy read, Jim Fleckenstein’s thought-provoking book Love That Works provides practical, bite-sized solutions for relationship challenges. Grounded in research and Fleckenstein’s decades of experience as a relationship coach, Love That Works introduces affirmative intimacy and then details how to... Continue Reading →
Image: Yellow Quarantine COVID-19 sign against black virus background My newest blog on Psychology Today examines social distancing -- or not -- and social hierarchy during the COVID-19 quarantine. This is the second blog in a series about polyamory during the pandemic. #polyamory #Coronavirus #COVID-19 #relationships #love #openrelationships #consensualnonmonogamies
Image: Silhouetted people with rainbow heart In my newest Psychology Today blog, the first in a series on polyamory and COVID-19, I explore the advantages and disadvantages of being polyamorous during a pandemic.
Image: Flaming heart with hetero-appearing couple silhouetted in front In my most recent blog on Psychology Today I explain how some people are monogamous by orientation This is the fourth blog in a series that I retrospectively titled In Defense of Monogamy.
Jessica Stillman at Business Insider recently interviewed me for a piece on the things people in monogamous relationships can learn from consensual nonmonogamy. You can find it here https://www.businessinsider.com/what-consensual-non-monogamy-teaches-people-in-exclusive-relationships#5-thoughtful-transitions-beat-messy-breakups-6
The folks at Black Poly Pride have lots going on, celebrating Black Poly History all month this February and having a series of events June 4 - 7 in Washington DC. ***************************************** From February 1- February 29, Black Poly Pride will be running a campaign which will highlight people, organizations, communities, and works of art... Continue Reading →
Image: Yellow flowers in the shape of the numeral four My most recent blog on Psychology Today provides four tips for people who are considering opening their monogamous relationships to additional partners. This blog is the second in a series of three for heteroflexible couples who are considering consensual nonmonogamy. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201912/when-can-opening-heteroflex-monogamous-relationship-work#_=_
Last chance! Participate in this study from #div44cnm scholars that examines the experiences of non-monogamous #LGBTQIA folks with diverse identities. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/DiverseIDSurvey#inclusion #diversity #polyamory #openrelationships #intersectionality #lgbtq #lgbt
In my newest blog on Psychology Today I explore the reasons why people in damaged relationships might not want to use polyamory to fix their broken relationship, what they might do instead, and the one caveat when polyamory can help an ailing relationships survive and even thrive. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201911/relationship-broken-add-more-people