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Open Marriage and the One that Got Away
geeky_romantic and his wife are in an open marriage. But what happens when one spouse falls in love with someone else and learns that they're not as polyamorous as they thought?
Diaries of a Traveling Tantrika ~ 'Not so Sexy'
I have been working as a Tantrika, or 'Sacred Sexual Healer' for over 5 years now. These blogs are stories of the life events that brought me into this work, as well as my intimate experiences, challenges and joys within the wold of Tantra. Enjoy!
5 Open Marriage Myths
Whatever the case, the blogosphere is now abuzz with conversation about open marriages, which have been around for thousands of years, but have only reentered the spotlight thanks to marriages like Mo'Nique's and TV shows like Big Love. After combing YourTango's archives for first-hand accounts from couples in open marriages, we decided to shed some light on the most common misconceptions about polyamorous marriages:
Second Thoughts On An Open Relationship
One guy capitulates to his girlfriend's desire to open up their relationship ... and finds that the emotional turmoil it causes is a little more than he can handle. Is he overreacting, or hung up on an unhealthy relationship?
Community Blog: Open Marriage Isn't Easy
Even if you believe in and have a wonderful open relationship, they can be stressful and downright frustrating. Here's how it's going for me...
The Second Quesion of Monogamy
The last time I wrote about monogamy it prompted a lot of great comments, which led to even more questions. The first question is: is long term (20 or more years) monogamy a natural state for humans? The second question becomes this: if it’s not our natural state, what are our options in a society that generally favors monogamy?
The Question of Monogamy
Lately the question of monogamy has surfaced a number of times for me. I’ve been contemplating whether I genuinely believe that long term (20 or more years) monogamy is a natural state for humans. This is a pretty intense contemplation, as it runs counter to virtually everything we’ve ever been told in our society.
My Husband And I Don't Share My Girlfriend
Thank you all for your comments and questions about my recent blog "Open Marriage Benefit: A Three-Parent Household." I thought that this week I would answer one of the questions I received based on that piece. MaliMali asked, "Is she mainly your girlfriend? Is it like he comes home to two wives? Have you ever shared a boyfriend in your marriage?" The answer, after the jump.
Consciousness and Sexuality
Most of us are not ready for the honesty, transparency and humility that are necessary to make polyamory work. When I say humility, I mean being able to look at your own jealousies and insecurities with a gentle eye and a willingness to speak your truth with love.
Open Marriage Benefit: A Three-Parent Household
The economy has forced me to do some corporate writing alongside my "real" work which means deadlines and company politics and stress. Combine that with a spouse who is in town for less than 48 hours a week and who wants (and needs) to do little more than rest during that time and you're likely headed for the looney bin—or worse. But because I am in an open marriage, a polyamorous relationship, a polyfidelitous vee, I am not alone…at all.