I have two new blogs on Psychology Today, the first on Relationship Anarchy, Polyaffectivity, and Chosen Families and the second on Cultivating Compersion.
In my newest blog on Psychology Today I introduce Jillian Deri's term polyagony and briefly summarize Deri's findings that she published in her book Love's Refraction. Then I detail five of the ways that the people who have participated in my research report experiencing polyagony. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201805/polyagony-when-polyamory-goes-really-wrong The image is a photograph of a weathered gray... Continue Reading →
A colleague is conducting research on compersion. Please consider participating if you match the study criteria Have you ever experienced joy (rather than jealousy) when your partner(s) found love with another partner, in the context of a committed, consensually nonmonogamous relationship? If you are 21 years old or over, speak English and answered yes to... Continue Reading →
Lindsay Dodgson at Business Insider interviewed me a couple of weeks ago and recently wrote two stories from that interview, one on unicorn hunting and one on jealousy. http://uk.businessinsider.com/why-unicorn-hunting-in-polyamorous-relationships-isnt-a-good-idea-2017-11 http://uk.businessinsider.com/people-with-multiple-partners-really-might-not-feel-jealousy-2017-11
In my most recent Psychology Today blog I use fresh longitudinal data to explore the absence of jealousy and how some people who had never felt it before encounter a situation that triggers jealousy, even after years of being in CNM relationships without jealousy. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201711/some-people-truly-don-t-feel-jealousy Image is of three colorful birds sitting on... Continue Reading →