Conscious Polyamory: a web log about loving one or more

Conscious Polyamory: a web log about loving one or more

POLY CONS

Lest we become pollyannaish about polyamory, below are a few for the drawbacks of loving multiple lovers:

JEALOUSY

While additionally a nagging issue in monogamous relationships, possibilities to experience envy and FOMO are far more typical when there will be numerous lovers. Those a new comer to poly may even feel disgust or repulsion towards metamours, especially if they have been icked down by getting into secondhand connection with others’ fluids. Feeling jealous is a rather emotion that is natural does not mean you’re bad or otherwise not cut right out for polyamory. But, it may be extremely unpleasant to see (on both ends!) and suffering can also become a prophesy that is self-fulfilling. As Shakespeare said, “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking helps it be therefore.” Checking out what exactly is beneath these emotions and just how we quite often unconsciously play away social narratives can often help sort them down.

COMPLEXITY

A lot of both while the feeling of love is abundant, time and energy are often scarce resources and polyamory demands. Balancing schedules and parenting duties (whenever children are participating), processing feelings and relationship characteristics, and striving to meet up with diverse expectations will often make poly feel just like a Cirque du Soleil work. Continue reading “Conscious Polyamory: a web log about loving one or more”