Relationships are people deciding to commit to each other in whatever way commitment means to them. It's people deciding that, despite the emotional upheavals and flaws, there is something in that union that brings them something that's worth saving.
Monogamy has had its turn, so let's give non-monogamy a chance. In a culture dominated by fundamentalist religious values, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the chorus of slut-shaming that arises when the topic of simultaneous multiple partners comes up.
there aren't words for what we do or how we feel so we have to make them up. Compersion differs from candaulism, the practice
Now that marriage equality is the law of the land and LGBT couples can get married in every state--and have their marriage recognized in every state--let's talk about the radical new possibilities for living, learning, and loving together.
I'm not saying that an affair does not leave serious emotional scars which may potentially rival the physical scars that result from abuse, but so do a number of other things one person can do to another over the course of a marriage.
So what is a "Relationship Pioneer" and how does anyone stay together happily for 10, 20, or 30-plus years? I think a 'Relationship Pioneer' is all of us that are not willing to throw away our 'foundational relationship' because we need something more added over time: whatever THAT more is.
I decided that I need to write a follow up piece to reply to some of the comments that I received via email and on my site. Please keep in mind that I am a humor blogger and I do not have the ability to keep sarcasm out of anything that I write.
What gets you out of bed in the morning? Before morning has broken, and some time before blackbird has spoken, songbirds rise for sex. And a clever new experiment reveals just how important it is for male songbirds not to sleep in.
3. Non-monogamy can affect your children -- but not necessarily negatively Swinging doesn't have a lot of impact on children
Have you met Lily Wilder? You should. She's the seriously funny, seriously sex-driven, and seriously flawed protagonist of the novel I Take You by Eliza Kennedy. Here are five reasons why you should pick up a copy right now.