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Workshop for Non-Monogamy Mismatch with Dr. Eli Sheff and Curious Fox Presents

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When Your Partner Wants Non-Monogamy and You Don’t: A Workshop for People with a (Non)Monogamy Mismatch

 

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What do you do when you love someone and they want something very different from you? That conundrum can be very difficult when it comes to polyamory and other forms of consensual non-monogamy because it can be very difficult to compromise on sexual and emotional exclusivity. In her 20+ years researching polyamorous families, Dr. Eli Sheff has seen many people deal with this sticky issue and faced it in her own life. Now she has designed a workshop with a combination of lecture, discussion, and exercises to help.

Who Should Come:

People who are already in relationships and struggling with a mismatch in desire for Consensual Non-Monogamy – someone wants an open/CNM relationship and someone else does not.

Topics Discussed:

  • Types of Consensual Non-Monogamy
  • Arguments for CNM
  • Arguments against CNM
  • The difficulties of compromising on CNM
  • Mono/Poly or Poly/Mono
  • Considering boundaries: What do you want? What can you tolerate?
  • Meeting of the minds (and other parts)
  • Going separate ways

Take-Aways:

Participants can expect to take away a greater understanding of the options for CNM and increased clarity on their own needs and boundaries.

 

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https://www.picatic.com/elisheffworkshop?utm_source=wordpress&utm_campaign=121018&utm_medium=integrations&utm_content=upcoming%20events%20widget

 

 

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Greater Good Magazine Publishes Dr. Eli Sheff’s Article What Monogamous Folks can Learn from Polyamory

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In their most recent edition, Greater Good Magazine published my new article that details seven things people in monogamous (and especially blended or divorced) relationships can learn from polyamorous folks.

 

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/what_you_can_learn_from_polyamory

 

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Jealousy Blog on Psychology Today

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In my most current blog on Psychology Today, I begin a two  part series on jealousy. Part 1, Confronting Jealousy, looks at different conceptions of jealousy. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201602/confronting-jealousy

 

 

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Alternative Relationship Education Workshop Event

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The Alternative Relationship Education Workshop Event — AREWE — is scheduled for March 12, 2016 at the Philip Rush Center in Atlanta. I will be teaming with other local professionals to provide an CEU Workshop on sexual, gender and relational diversity – Alternative Relationships! If you’ve ever had to refer a client away because you weren’t familiar or were uncomfortable with their relationship style, join us March 12th. 6 CEUs available for counselors, psychologists, and social workers.  https://relationshipequalityfoundation.org/workshop-registration/

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Book Talk in Austin, Texas at BookWoman Nov. 23

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If you are going to be in the Austin, Texas area, please consider joining me for a book talk. I will be reading from my new book, Stories from the Polycule, at BookWoman, Austin’s premier feminist bookstore, at 7pm on Monday November 23. I hope to see you there!

 

BookWoman

5501 North Lamar #A-105, Austin, TX 78751

7pm, Monday November 23, 2015

 

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Hopes & Fears post asking if we are meant to be monogamous

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In this new post, Hopes&Fears asks experts like Stephanie Coontz, Dossie Easton, Christopher Ryan, and Elisabeth Sheff if they think human beings are meant to be monogamous.

http://www.hopesandfears.com/hopes/now/question/216753-are-humans-meant-to-be-monogamous

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Why Monogamy Isn’t

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My new blog on Psychology Today addresses why monogamy isn’t

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door/201508/why-monogamy-isnt

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