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Swinging and Polyamory: The Great Divide?

By Maureen Marovitch Reprinted from Loving More Issue #33, Winter 2005. I’m going to say something that’s going to get me into water hotter than those at the Harbin Hot Springs. Swingers and polyamorists have a lot in common. I can hear the howls already. How ridiculous! Polyamory is all about relationships, sharing lives together, …

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Shifting The Monogamy Paradigm

By Robyn Trask Reprinted from Loving More Magazine issue 35, Copyright 2005 One of the questions asked most frequently by polyamorous couples is “how do we make polyamory work for us while maintaining our relationship as a couple?”  The question is easy; the answer is at once both simple and complex:  You don’t! Many people …

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The Importance of Respect

Relationship advice is everywhere and you often hear in the poly community that the mantra is communicate – communicate – communicate… You will hear mention of making agreements, boundaries and of course the importance of love. Respect however is often mentioned in passing and yet respect is paramount in successful happy relationships, romantic or otherwise. …

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Polymorphous Diversity

The Array of Designer Relationships in Polyamory Book Excerpt from What Does Polyamory Look Like? Polydiverse Patterns of Loving and Living in Modern Polyamorous Relationships By Mim Chapman, PhD Publisher: iUniverse.com, August, 2010 Available through the Loving More bookstore. Polyamory is sometimes described as many ways of loving, not just many loves. To be totally …

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Jealousy and the Abyss

  by William Pennell Rock From the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 23, No. 2, Spring 1983, 70-84. Copyright ©1983 by the Association for Humanistic Psychology. Reprinted by permission of the author. Reprinted from Loving More Magazine 2005 Issue #33. Summary. Relationships — and jealousy in particular — provide an opportunity to come to a …

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