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June 1, 2016 / Fidelity, Relationship dynamics

Rule 12: Never date a co-worker

Somewhere on social media I recently read about a poly person who was attracted to his wife’s co-worker. He asked if this rule applied. I learned the basic lesson decades ago - dating a co-worker is

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March 20, 2016 / Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: What do I want?

I've been meditating on a question that I keep getting asked: "What do you want?" Or some version of it. First it was a friend who asked me. Then my therapist and just this week new guy (NG) ask

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February 1, 2016 / Chosen family, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s musings: Please stop with “the most”

So hey there! I know I have been a stranger. Turns out being on the board of an emerging 501 c 3 is rather time consuming. That said, I am back and going to try to do more writing in 2016. Today I

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February 4, 2015 / Chosen family, Communication, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Limits

It seems every time I hit my yoga mat in 2015, I am having some sort of "ah-ha" moment. Last week I was crying... It became clear to me, during the breathing, the pausing, the movements that I was goi

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November 14, 2014 / Communication, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

Beyond the Love 2014: Reflections of a personal nature

I'm feeling the peer pressure to write a review of Beyond the Love 2014. Living within Reason features a very in depth and organized recap of the weekend. I am not going to try and do that. Whew.

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October 10, 2014 / Communication, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

Letting go of the violent relationship language

I've been working on my presentations for my upcoming workshops. It's been amazing. Yesterday, rereading some wise words written by dawn of Erotic Awakenings, it occurred to me. We do our relationship

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August 27, 2014 / Chosen family, Intimacy, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics, relationship structures

PolyAnna’s Musings: History and Now

So last week my husband and I helped move his girlfriend. It was fun. It was also crazy hot and humid and she lived up several flights of stairs. Thankfully she moved to a flat. The physical act of

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July 1, 2014 / Communication, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

Poly Promises

I was surfing the Kinky & Popular section of FetLife today and came across this writing, by someone who goes by the name dynamitedawnn. You can view it, if you are registered on FetLife, by clicki

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June 21, 2014 / Fidelity, non-monogamy, Polyamory, Relationship dynamics

A random moment from my life

It hit me today, one more time, just how very poly I am, and how much that shapes my life into something very different from the Midwestern norm. A girlfriend of mine, who also happens to be my win

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April 29, 2014 / Communication, Intimacy, Relationship dynamics

PolyAnna’s Musings: Be you

I stumbled upon this blog and post while on a social networking site. I think it is worth reading. I'm not sure I would have picked the word boring. I do think less than honest fits. I do think that w

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