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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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August 13, 2016 / non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

A millennial view of poly

An interesting view of polyamory by a millennial from the UK NewStatesman. Give it a look!! She almost sounds like her generation invented ethical non-monogamy, but oth

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August 4, 2016 / bisexuality, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

Adding a third

I’m going to take a look at another all too frequent scenario. You will probably notice that I am intentionally avoiding buzzwords that can be laden with emotional value that could misdirect the rea

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July 27, 2016 / Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

The Relationship Escalator

I honestly thought that I wrote a basic post on this topic years ago, but a diligent search of has proven that if I ever I wrote it, it wasn’t posted here! Whether you watch movies from Hollyw

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July 19, 2016 / Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

I’m Jealous

Here’s another scenario I’ve run across repeatedly over the years, either as a question in a symposium or in a counseling session. The specifics vary from case to case, but the question is pretty

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July 4, 2016 / Fidelity, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

Conditional Consent – aka “the Veto”

Over the years I have helped one friend after another deal with the aftermath of being devastated by the concept of consent, with a series of conditions, that some call “the Veto.” Partner ‘A

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June 21, 2016 / Fidelity, Relationship dynamics


There is a harsh reality in relationships that people don’t want to admit. This applies whether you are swingers, or polyamorous, or in relationship anarchy, or in a traditionally monogamous relatio

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June 16, 2016 / Fidelity, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

What does that mean?

What do I mean when I say I am polyamorous? Polyamory - [from the LT.Us glossary] The word polyamory comes from Greek  [poly, meaning many or several] and Latin amor. [love] We will use “polyam

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June 7, 2016 / Communication, Relationship dynamics


It seems that people like me, those of us who seek to guide others toward healthy relationships, are always talking about communication. We get tired of talking about it. Trust me, it seems that every

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