When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous

Why can't they just keep it in the bedroom? When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous offers answers to these and more questions, to help you better understand and support your polyamorous loved ones.

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Author: Elisabeth Sheff

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 9780996460194

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 48

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Having a friend or family member come out to you as polyamorous can be confusing and stressful. Chances are, you have a lot of questions: Is this just a phase? Won't they settle down someday? What's going to happen to their kids? Do I have to invite all their partners over for Thanksgiving dinner? Why can't they just keep it in the bedroom?When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous offers answers to these and more questions, to help you better understand and support your polyamorous loved ones.

It s Called Polyamory

You can use the time to educate yourself and them, further investigating the
advantages and disadvantages of polyamorous lifestyles. This might be a good
time to give them a copy of When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous by Dr.
Elisabeth ...

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Author: Tamara Pincus

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 9781944934439

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 891

Even in progressive families and communities, people who practice nonmonogamy are susceptible to misinformation and accusations of moral and emotional failings. Facing this requires its own coming out and education process. In this guide, Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles provide a roadmap for explaining the expansive intricacies of the consensual nonmonogamy spectrum. By fusing personal experience and community research, they break down the various incarnations of polyamorous relationship structures, polyamory's intersections with race and gender, and the seemingly esoteric jargon of the lifestyle.Topics include everything from how to explain what a "unicorn hunter" is to answering questions like, "Can poly people raise children?" and "Can they live normal, healthy lives?" Such conversations are eloquently explained and the real dangers of being out as poly in a monogamy-centered society are laid bare.

Love s Not Color Blind

—Alix Fox, journalist, sex educator and ambassador for the Brook sexual
wellbeing charity When Someone You Love Is Polyamorous: Understanding Poly
People and Relationships Dr. Elisabeth Sheff An essential guidebook for family
and ...

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Author: Kevin Patterson

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 9781944934477

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 114

The issues that make monogamous dating daunting for people of color—shaming and exclusion by white partners, being fetishized, having realities of everyday racism ignored—occur in polyamorous relationships too, and trying "not to see race" only makes it worse. To make polyamorous communities inclusive, we must all acknowledge our part in perpetuating racism and listen to people of color. Love's Not Color Blind puts forward the framework—through research, anecdotal testimony, and analogy—for understanding, identifying, and confronting racism within polyamorous communities.

Polyamorous

He called himself a “monogamous fundamentalist” and believed in “all that
Disney garbage” — how one person would ... “We love all of our family and we
can do this without conflict, but when it comes to romantic love, suddenly there's
this set ...

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Author: Jenny Yuen

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459740426

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 527

A look at how people are giving themselves a choice to love another way. More people than ever are exploring the possibility of opening up their relationships — and not only that, they are fighting for their legal rights to love however and whomever they choose. In Polyamorous, reporter Jenny Yuen digs into how polyamory affects underrepresented communities, why these unions are becoming more normalized, and how relationships with multiple partners can be a practical alternative to monogamy and an intriguing expedition through uncharted emotional territory. Pairing off is no longer the default option for many. For some, polyamory is just a part of who they are.

LGBTQ Parent Families

Love you two. Sydney, NSW: Random House. Pallotta-Chiarolli, M. (2010a).
Border families, border sexualities in schools. New York, NY: ... To pass, border
or pollute: Polyfamilies go to school. ... When someone you love is polyamorous.

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Author: Abbie E. Goldberg

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030356101

Category: Social Science

Page: 546

View: 934

This textbook offers a comprehensive overview of research on LGBTQ-parent families. The new edition of the textbook provides updated information and expands on the range and depth of current research. The volume features contributions from scholars in psychology, sociology, human development, family studies, gender studies, sexuality studies, legal studies, social work, and anthropology. In addition, the textbook offers an international perspective, with coverage spanning many diverse nations and cultures. Chapters highlight key research, exploring sexual orientation in relation to other key social identities, such as gender, race, and nationality. Chapters also discuss new, emerging areas of research, including asexuality and immigration. The textbook concludes with a section on the growing sophistication of research methodology in the study of LGBTQ-parent families. The second edition includes new chapters discussing: LGBTQ-parent families and health. LGBTQ foster parents. LGBTQ adults and sibling relationships. LGBTQ-parent families and poverty. LGBTQ-parent families and separation/divorce. LGBTQ-parent families and religion. LGBTQ-parent families and grief/loss. Methods, recruitment, and sampling in research with LGBTQ families. Teaching/pedagogy on LGBTQ-parent families. LGBTQ-Parent Families, 2nd Edition, is a valuable updated resource for graduate students as well as veteran and beginning clinicians across disciplines, including family studies, family therapy, gender studies, public health, social policy, social work and child and adolescent psychology as well as related disciplines across mental health and educational services.

Love s Refraction

In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy.

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Author: Jillian Deri

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442628694

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 155

View: 206

In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.

Polyamory and Jealousy

Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux, authors of the popular polyamory book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, present Polyamory and Jealousy, part of the More Than Two Essentials series.

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Author: Eve Rickert

Publisher: Thorntree Press LLC

ISBN: 9781944934002

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 741

"How do you deal with jealousy?" It's the first question many people ask when they hear about polyamory. Tools for dealing with jealous feelings are among the most basic resources in a well-equipped polyamory toolkit. Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux, authors of the popular polyamory book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, present Polyamory and Jealousy, part of the More Than Two Essentials series. The essentials take sections from More Than Two, expand on them, and present them in a practical, easy-to-use format that can be read in a single sitting. In this booklet, you will find pragmatic ways to handle feelings of jealousy when they arise. You'll learn tools for identifying jealousy, strategies for decoding what it means, and hands-on advice for dealing with it before it undermines your relationship. If jealousy is a problem for you or someone you love, this companion to More Than Two offers a path through the wilderness.

More Than Two

Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there's the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way.

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Author: Franklin Veaux

Publisher: Thorntree Press, LLC

ISBN: 9780991399727

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 722

Can you love more than one person? Have multiple romantic partners, without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way, through trial and painful error. Now there's the new book More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory to help you find your own way.

Battleground

POLYAMORY Polyamory refers to marriages in which one or both spouses retain
the option to sexually love others in ... Polyamorists follow the philosophy and
practice of loving more than one person at the same time . ... People of this ilk
have formed and organized their own society to promote the polyamorous
lifestyle .

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Author: Kimberly P. Brackett

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 031334096X

Category: Families

Page: 641

View: 852

Everyone is part of a family, but what constitutes a family is one of the most hotly debated issues in the United States today. Battleground: The Family provides extensive coverage of those critical issues in U.S. culture concerning current and future family life, such as dating, marriage, parenting, work and family, abuse, and divorce. The scholarly contributors to this set provide unbiased coverage on these often incendiary topics, allowing students to assess the role of these controversies in their own lives. Entries thoroughly introduce the topic of concern, describe the problem as it currently exists, provide context for the controversies surrounding it, synthesize the current knowledge on the topic, and guide the reader to additional areas for consideration. Battleground: The Family serves as a starting point for those advanced high school and beginning undergraduate students who wish to pursue a more detailed study of family controversies and cultural concerns for classroom assignments. Non-specialist readers will also find this a useful resource in critically assessing current trends and conflicts in constituent groups' conceptions of family. - Publisher.

What Does Polyamory Look Like

Dr. Fred Hillman, GLBT activist and retired Family Therapist Dont let the size of this little book fool you. What Does Polyamory Look Like? is chock full of information about how to build honest, loving, and lasting relationships.

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Author: Mim Chapman PhD

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450220095

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 156

View: 266

Finally, a book that explores what it truly means to be polyamorous by exploring the wonderful variety of poly relationships. Only through understanding polys innate diversity can one grasp what open relationships can off er. Th ank you, Mim, for a book that is relevant and useful, as polyamory moves out of the shadows and into the mainstream of society. It is an important resource for anyone who wishes to understand the growing poly movement as it changes our society and challenges our presumptions about relationships. Bravo! Robyn Trask, Executive Director of Loving More Non-Profit and Magazine What is your relationship dream, and what options are out there to choose from? Were familiar with monogamy, but what additional models of loving and living are offered by polyamory, and what do they look like in action? How is polyamory different from polygamy, swinging, or cheating? What new forms of etiquette are needed in order to nurture polys varied forms of family? Is it really possible to have a relationship in which love does not equal possessiveness? Any relationship, from monogamous marriage to business enterprise to polyamorous family, will benefit from the practical relationship advice found within the covers of this well-written little book. Matthew C. Cox, Life Coach and Author of Living the Southwest Lifestyle Just the right balance between information, candor, and lightheartedness. Dr. Fred Hillman, GLBT activist and retired Family Therapist Dont let the size of this little book fool you. What Does Polyamory Look Like? is chock full of information about how to build honest, loving, and lasting relationships. Therapists and educators, take note! Dr. Chapman dispels the myths of polyamory and teaches us all about how to create and sustain the relationships of which weve dreamed. Sera Miles, Director of New Mexico FetLifers

This Is Not the End

Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it. A bold and deeply emotional novel, This Is Not the End marks a new way of looking at love, family, and happily-ever-after. Zacary Trevor is the love of Anya Alexander’s life.

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Author: Sidney Bell

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 9780369701800

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Sometimes love finds you when you least expect it. A bold and deeply emotional novel, This Is Not the End marks a new way of looking at love, family, and happily-ever-after. Zacary Trevor is the love of Anya Alexander’s life. Their sometimes tumultuous marriage has survived ups, downs, and all the in-betweens. With successful careers, a lovely home, and a beautiful child, domestic bliss is a hard-earned reality for two people whose hedonistic days are in the not-so-distant past. They’re happy. Enter Zac’s best friend, the deeply reserved Cal Keller. Zac’s friendship with Cal is the foundation of his career and—until Anya and their son came along—the most important relationship of his life. Cal’s a cipher, someone Anya can’t help but gravitate to, even if they don’t always get along. Even more, she’s drawn to the Zac she sees when he’s with Cal—a careful, cautious version of her husband, someone with hidden thoughts and desires kept secret even from her. Inviting Cal into their home, deeper into their life, is a risk. Zac should say no. He knows he should. But he doesn’t. From the first, the hint at the life the three of them could have together is exhilarating. And finding a new definition for family just might be worth the risk to every bond that exists between them.

Why We Love

Polyamorous men and women form partnerships with more than one individual at
a time. They believe one person cannot suit all one's needs; yet none wish to
uproot a long-term, steady, satisfying marriage. So spouses agree to be honest ...

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Author: Helen Fisher

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781466829442

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 137

A groundbreaking exploration of our most complex and mysterious emotion Elation, mood swings, sleeplessness, and obsession—these are the tell-tale signs of someone in the throes of romantic passion. In this revealing new book, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher explains why this experience—which cuts across time, geography, and gender—is a force as powerful as the need for food or sleep. Why We Love begins by presenting the results of a scientific study in which Fisher scanned the brains of people who had just fallen madly in love. She proves, at last, what researchers had only suspected: when you fall in love, primordial areas of the brain "light up" with increased blood flow, creating romantic passion. Fisher uses this new research to show exactly what you experience when you fall in love, why you choose one person rather than another, and how romantic love affects your sex drive and your feelings of attachment to a partner. She argues that all animals feel romantic attraction, that love at first sight comes out of nature, and that human romance evolved for crucial reasons of survival. Lastly, she offers concrete suggestions on how to control this ancient passion, and she optimistically explores the future of romantic love in our chaotic modern world. Provocative, enlightening, and persuasive, Why We Love offers radical new answers to the age-old question of what love is and thus provides invaluable new insights into keeping love alive.

Polly Polyamorous

Polly wants more from life.A more interesting job.

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Author: Daisy Diamond

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1533131570

Category:

Page: 206

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Polly wants more from life. A more interesting job. A more satisfying relationship. More excitement. More fun. More sex. Most of these things seem like impossible dreams, but more sex feels like a good place to start. Which is why when Polly's new work mate, Della, introduces her to the idea of polyamory, Polly finds herself tempted. When she meets Della's man, the gorgeous Dan, she finds herself saying yes, yes, yes! Lots of sex with lots of people to kick start the new life of the New Improved Polly - what could possibly go wrong? Lots, as it turns out. "Be careful what you wish for, 'cos that fairy Godmother can be a cruel bitch when the mood takes her. So, I wanted change and now I have it. I've lost my new lover, my old lover, and one of my best friends, and it's only Tuesday. Way to go, Polly!" After some of the most hottest sex of her life, things begin to fall apart, and Polly quickly finds she is ending up with less of everything that matters. "If being ditched by someone you love breaks your heart, being chucked by someone you tolerate for his pecs and sex breaks your spirit. You be like, I can't even keep him? On top of that, you then feel shitty for being shallow enough to settle for him in the first place." Polly realises it is not just her sex life that needs to change. It's time for her to get serious. It's time for Polly to take control. Genres: Sexy romcom; contemporary comedy; erotic fiction; sexy adventure; contemporary romance.

Polyamory in the 21st Century

These concepts apply quite well to people with a polyamorous relationship
orientation. ... recognizing that you do not conform to the relevant norm— in this
case, admitting that you are willing and able to love more than one person at a
time.

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Author: Deborah Anapol

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442200235

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 260

View: 711

Unlike other books on this topic, Polyamory in the 21st Century weaves together research and facts to provide an informed and impartial analysis of polyamory as a lifestyle and as a movement, and to place it in a psychosocial as well as an historical context. Anecdotes and personal experiences allow the reader to develop a better understanding of polyamory and the people who practice and enjoy it. Anapol addresses the practical, the utopian, and the shadow sides of this intriguing, mysterious, yet often threatening lifestyle. It honestly addresses difficult issues such as the nature of commitment without exclusivity, balancing personal needs with loyalty to a partner, evaluating beliefs about love and relationship, the impact of polyamory on children, and the challenges that arise when one partner wants monogamy and another prefers polyamory. Without judgement, she explores this increasingly common practice, and reveals the true nature of a lifestyle that many do not understand.

Opening Love

Love, sex, and relationship wisdom from the polyamory movement are offered in this practical guide to spiritual enlightenment.

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Author: Dr. Anya

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782799511

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 164

View: 472

Love, sex, and relationship wisdom from the polyamory movement are offered in this practical guide to spiritual enlightenment. Contrary to popular belief, monogamy and celibacy are not the only two options for exploring a spiritual path. In Opening Love, Dr. Anya translates the lessons learned by the pioneers of the polyamory (many loves) movement for readers who actively pursue personal growth through spiritual practice. Drawing on both personal experience and philosophical reflection, this nonfiction guide explains how to cultivate intentional, creative, non-conventional relationships that center on principles of honesty and consent. Instead of committing solely to a single person, spiritual seekers can instead commit to pursuing openness and courage in all their interactions. As polyamorists understand: love, sex, and relationships are not scarce commodities, rather they are an abundant resource for healing and evolving one's consciousness. With eloquence and precision, Dr. Anya describes how to cultivate compersion (the opposite of jealousy), find an intentional community based on common core values, and build advanced emotional and communication skills. Meditation and reflection practices are offered throughout, to create an interactive, truly transformative learning experience.

The Bisexual s Guide to the Universe

Polyamorous individuals are often very discriminating , carefully choosing
someone whom they want to welcome into ... a third guy or gal into your bedroom
who ' s sworn no strings attached , and — ta - da — that person falls in love with
you .

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Author: Nicole Kristal

Publisher: Alyson Publications

ISBN: UOM:49015003408367

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 645

Organised by experience level (beginner, intermediate, and advanced), this no-holds-barred, irreverent guide is for anyone-bisexual, queer, pansexual, or none of the above - who wants the best of both worlds. Increase your Bi-Q now!

Bewitchments

Deciding on Your Ultimate Goal 13 Before you start tossing around love spells
like random bolts of lightning , take plenty ... affair , a friendship , a sweet
romance , sexual fireworks , or someone with whom to enjoy a polyamorous
relationship ?

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Author: Edain McCoy

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 1567187005

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 222

View: 752

Whether one is looking for a new friend or a lifelong mate, "Bewitchments" can help narrow the focus of the search and show how to attract, sustain, or refine these relationships with its grimoire of over 90 spells. 16 illustrations.

What Love Is

" Whether young or old, gay or straight, male or female, polyamorous or monogamous, this book will help each of us decide for ourselves how we choose to love.

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Author: Carrie Jenkins

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780465098866

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 406

A rising star in philosophy examines the cultural, social, and scientific interpretations of love to answer one of our most enduring questions What is love? Aside from being the title of many a popular love song, this is one of life's perennial questions. In What Love Is, philosopher Carrie Jenkins offers a bold new theory on the nature of romantic love that reconciles its humanistic and scientific components. Love can be a social construct (the idea of a perfect fairy tale romance) and a physical manifestation (those anxiety- inducing heart palpitations); we must recognize its complexities and decide for ourselves how to love. Motivated by her own polyamorous relationships, she examines the ways in which our parameters of love have recently changed-to be more accepting of homosexual, interracial, and non-monogamous relationships-and how they will continue to evolve in the future. Full of anecdotal, cultural, and scientific reflections on love, What Love Is is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand what it means to say "I love you." Whether young or old, gay or straight, male or female, polyamorous or monogamous, this book will help each of us decide for ourselves how we choose to love.

Ms Magazine

Adultery in your heart is committed not only when you look with excessive desire
at a wo natural right to love whom I may , to love. MOTEL “ I have ... In Old English
law , criminal conversation referred to flirtatious comments directed at someone
else ' s spouse . resist this pull . And no ... I live in San Francisco amongst the
crunchy , free - love freaks , so I know plenty of people in polyamorous
relationships .

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Author: Gloria Steinem

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110584104

Category: Feminism

Page:

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Who s Your Daddy

My experience of facing puzzlement , and sometimes hostility , is shared by
others , such as Ra , who writes : “ You would be ... They can get only one at a
time , serial monogamy , and they understand dating several people at once , but
to have people that you can love deeply without fear and ... That is , on the one
hand , I think that queer , polyamorous families can be a radical challenge to the
pervasive ...

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Author: Rachel Epstein

Publisher: Women's Press

ISBN: UOM:39015080824116

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 482

This ground-breaking collection of writing brings vital and refreshing insights into current discussions about queer parenting. The essays blend narrative and academic voices from Canada, the United States, England and Australia. The contributors are parents, prospective parents, writers, academics, lawyers, activists, health care professionals and -- most significantly -- queer spawn, the children of LGBTQ parents. The themes represented in these 40 essays include butches raising sons; queer youth as parents; trans experience in fertility clinics; legal and historical reflections; bisexuality and adoption; race relations in the family; heteronormativity in queer family kids' books; class issues within families; dealing with infertility; polyamory and parenting; discussions with sperm donors, single moms, gay dads; developments in reproductive technologies; rural and urban experience; and reflections on the meanings of biology and of "queer" parenting.