The Jealousy Workbook

Author : Kathy Labriola
ISBN : 0937609633
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 74.6 MB
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A counselor and nurse specialising in polyamorous singles, couples and groupings, Kathy Labriola has spent many years helping people to understand and manage their jealousy. This book is a compendium of the mental techniques and hands-on exercises she has developed. These accessible, simple techniques are designed to be easily implemented in the event of an intense jealousy crisis. Also included are tips and insights from the polyamory community’s top educators, therapists and authors.
Category: Family & Relationships

Love In Abundance

Author : Kathy Labriola
ISBN : 9780937609477
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 40.11 MB
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Beyond the basics of polyamory lies a complex web of negotiations, agreements, pitfalls and rewards. Kathy Labriola, a relationships counselor who has worked for many years with singles, couples and groups in polyamorous and open relationships, sets forth some of the realities of alternative lifestyles: dealing with some of the common relationship-disrupters, managing jealousy, choosing compatible partners, combining BDSM with polyamory, distinguishing between sex addiction and polyamory, and much more.
Category: Psychology

Love Unlimited

Author : Leonie Linssen
ISBN : 9781458787989
Genre :
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Based on the case studies of 12 actual couples and individuals who are grappling with the complexities and challenges of ''responsible non monogamy,'' this helpful resource delves into various types of open relationships. The stories included have a varied cast of characters - monogamous, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, and polyamorous - but they all share a desire to find practical and realistic solutions to their life situations. Each chapter concludes with tools and tips that provide valuable assistance for grasping the subject covered. Accompanied by short texts that give fascinating insights into how other cultures and traditions, from the Taoist to the Celtic and beyond, have accommodated non monogamous relationships, this remarkable exploration offers a down-to-earth approach to a growing population.
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Power Circuits Polyamory In A Power Dynamic

Author : Raven Kaldera
ISBN : 9781312302198
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 48.53 MB
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Power Circuits is an alliance between two alternative lifestyles: polyamory, or multiple open and honest romantic relationships; and power dynamics, relationships that choose to be consciously and deliberately unequal in power, such as dominant/submissive or master/slave. Both lifestyles are on the cutting-edge frontiers of romantic and sexual relating, and for a long time practitioners of both have found little sympathy in either camp. This is the first book of its kind that navigates the waters of effective polyamory and power exchanges, with many essays from the brave practitioners who swim there.
Category: Self-Help

Pagan Polyamory

Author : Raven Kaldera
ISBN : 9780738707624
Genre : Religion
File Size : 57.22 MB
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The term “polyamory” describes non-monogamous relationships based on honesty and affection. Presenting a fascinating peek inside the polyamorous lifestyle from a Pagan perspective, Raven Kaldera offers practical insight and spiritual depth into a vastly misunderstood way of life. Relating polyamory to astrology and the elements (air, fire, water, earth, and spirit), the author addresses all aspects of the polyamorous life, including family life, sexual ethics, emotional issues, proper etiquette, relationship boundaries, and the pros of cons of this lifestyle. Kaldera also discusses polyamory as a path of spiritual transformation and shares spells, rituals, and ceremonies for affirming one's relationships and spirituality.
Category: Religion

Many Hearts Many Loves Many Possibilities The Polyamory Relationship Workbook

Author : Christina Parker
ISBN : 9780578035031
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 53.18 MB
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This book provides a powerful tool for everyone seeking to look beyond their fears, fantasies, and stereotypes and step into the reality of polyamory relationships whether they are just taking their first steps on that journey or are experienced travelers. A combination of information, insight, and detailed questionnaire, it is designed to help people get a clear understanding of who they are, what they want, and what they need in order to maintain a fulfilling relationship of any kind - regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or life situation. Ultimately, that personal understanding will facilitate communication among partners (current or potential) so they can work as a team to develop the relationship structure that will work best for everyone.
Category: Self-Help

Designer Relationships

Author : Mark Michaels
ISBN : 9781627781497
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 41.48 MB
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Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.” Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink. The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.
Category: Family & Relationships

Love S Refraction

Author : Jillian Deri
ISBN : 9781442628694
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 43.61 MB
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In Love's Refraction, Jillian Deri explores the distinctive question of how and why polyamorists – people who practice consensual non-monogamy – manage jealousy. Her focus is on the polyamorist concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover's other romantic and sexual encounters.
Category: Family & Relationships

Redefining Our Relationships

Author : Wendy-O Matik
ISBN : 1587900157
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 36.20 MB
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Don't let the title fool you. this IS a serious, thoughtful (and thought-provoking) comprehensive introduction to, and examination of, a much misunderstood and misused practice. But more than that, it is a witty, provocative, damn fine read, with as much to offer to the faithfully monogamous as to those looking for a bit more out of life, love and relationships. Go on. Dive in. "Wendy-O tackles a touchy subject with clarity and creativity. She is wise beyond her years. This guide teaches you how you can have it all. I gave the jealousy tips to my lover immediately." [Annie Sprinkle]
Category: Family & Relationships

What Does Polyamory Look Like

Author : Mim Chapman, PhD
ISBN : 9781450220095
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 87.92 MB
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“Finally, a book that explores what it truly means to be polyamorous by exploring the wonderful variety of poly relationships. Only through understanding poly’s innate diversity can one grasp what open relationships can off er. Th ank you, Mim, for a book that is relevant and useful, as polyamory moves out of the shadows and into the mainstream of society. It is an important resource for anyone who wishes to understand the growing poly movement as it changes our society and challenges our presumptions about relationships. Bravo!” Robyn Trask, Executive Director of Loving More Non-Profit and Magazine What is your relationship dream, and what options are out there to choose from? We’re familiar with monogamy, but what additional models of loving and living are offered by polyamory, and what do they look like in action? How is polyamory different from polygamy, swinging, or “cheating”? What new forms of etiquette are needed in order to nurture polys’ varied forms of family? Is it really possible to have a relationship in which love does not equal possessiveness? “Any relationship, from monogamous marriage to business enterprise to polyamorous family, will benefit from the practical relationship advice found within the covers of this well-written little book.” Matthew C. Cox, Life Coach and Author of Living the Southwest Lifestyle “Just the right balance between information, candor, and lightheartedness.” Dr. Fred Hillman, GLBT activist and retired Family Therapist “Don’t let the size of this little book fool you. What Does Polyamory Look Like? is chock full of information about how to build honest, loving, and lasting relationships. Therapists and educators, take note! Dr. Chapman dispels the myths of polyamory and teaches us all about how to create and sustain the relationships of which we’ve dreamed.” Sera Miles, Director of New Mexico FetLifers
Category: Family & Relationships