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April 6, 2017 / dating, emotional intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Opening Doors & “Just Coffee”

My partner MB is a great guy. My hubby, a great guy. Lucar-- awesome guy. I am lucky to have them in my life. They are good men. Men who care about their partners, who aren't intimidated by a smart, d

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February 1, 2017 / Chosen family, Communication, emotional intimacy, Intimacy, Relationship dynamics

Insta, Insta, Insta…

I've been doing alot of thinking about something lately. I think I will tell a story and then explore how it relates to what I have thinking. We all know them. You know. The people who seem to have p

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February 17, 2014 / emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: Chicken or Egg– Orientation or Choice

Orientation or Choice? Choice or Orientation? Both? Neither? It is well and duly established that I do not like labels. There, I said it again. That said, I am not sure I like circular questions

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January 6, 2014 / Communication, emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

An external question

I recently ran across this question on a discussion thread on one of the social websites. Since I am not a member of that particular group, I was unable to respond in that context. I thought that it w

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September 13, 2013 / Chosen family, emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Ask Polyana: Do Swingers move to Poly or do Polys more often move to Swinging?

Question: Do Swingers more often move on to Poly or do Poly people more often become Swingers? Answer: I have no idea... Really I don't. I think it is easier to let people self identify and then as

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September 11, 2013 / emotional intimacy, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Envy, Compersion, and Jealousy

Envy, Compersion, and Jealousy are what we sometimes call the 3 cousins. I am fascinated by the discussions that occur around these emotions. As is our tradition at our local poly meeting, we discuss

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May 3, 2013 / Communication, emotional intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Choosing revisited

True confession time: I love Vampire Diaries. I know. Hate me if you want to. It is full of teen angst and melodrama. Looking past that, it is an emotionally charged roller coaster. I think it is a re

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April 13, 2013 / Communication, emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, physical intimacy, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Open Book or Blaring Radio

At our local poly meeting we discussed a new topic for us : Relationship Agreements - Discussions for solid foundations. (Spiffy title, right? One of the group leaders is a writer, so you know ;) )

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January 15, 2013 / Communication, emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Ask PolyAnna: I have come to suspect I am poly, but…

Question: I have come to suspect I am poly, but I am in a monogamous relationship. How do I go about starting THAT conversation? Answer: The same place you start any BIG conversation. With your tru

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November 8, 2012 / Communication, emotional intimacy, Fidelity, Intimacy

A look at cheating

This post came about in reaction to a blog post by Aphrodite at Poly PhD that you can find here. I find it interesting that most of the time that she says the words cheating she encloses it in quot

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