Breaking into Non-Monogamy

a rapid resource guide for the curious

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First, gather a few critical perspectives on love and relationships

  1. The Bigger Picture of Polyamory
  2. How We End Up Marrying the Wrong People
  3. There’s No Such Thing As Everlasting Love, According to Science
  4. Why We Fuck — Evolutionary Roots of Non-Monogamy
  5. Monogamy vs. Polyamory
  6. Casual Love
  7. Types of Nontraditional Relationships

Next, explore some of the tactics for handling jealously, disclosure, and the treatment of your new (and existing) partners

  1. Ten Realistic Rules for Good Non-Monogamous Relationships
  2. Having a polyamorous relationship with a monogamous partner: What your monogamous partner wants you to know
  3. How to Treat Non-Primary Partners Well
  4. Care and Feeding of Polyamorous Secondary Relationships
  5. How to Handle Jealousy
  6. A dialog between a polyamorous and a monogamous person

Finally, get acquainted with the must-read literature for non-monogamous folks

  1. The Ethical Slut
    A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures
  2. Opening Up
    A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships
  3. More Than Two
    A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory
  4. Sex at Dawn
    How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships

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