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Too Many Rules? Not Enough? How Rules Help or Hurt Open Relationships

Early on when exploring an open relationship, it seems like setting rules is the right thing to do because it creates a sense of security. Opening the relationship does indeed create a new dynamic that can bring up insecurities and fear, and that in turn creates a need to control in order to feel safe again. Because one partner wants...[ read more ]

How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes of Open Relationships

If you have been considering an open relationship and are ready to try, or if you have tried before and didn’t find it as successful as you’d like, I’d like to offer some suggestions from those of us who have learned the hard way. Just like anything in life, there is a learning curve, and when it comes to the...[ read more ]

14 Tips to Develop Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence plays a large part in the success or failure of our relationships. Therefore, spending time to develop our emotional intelligence skills is a valuable venture. Incorporating all these new skills at once can be overwhelming, so I suggest choosing one that you think could make an impact, and start to implement it for a week. From there, choose...[ read more ]

Are Your Out of Control Emotions Killing Your Relationships?

If you struggle with your emotions, or the emotions of other people, you are not alone. In fact, nearly 2/3 of people are not able to understand the emotions they are feeling and react appropriately. Often when this happens, we feel out of control or that our emotions are in charge of us, rather than the other way around. Our...[ read more ]

How Do You Know What Style of Open Relationship is Best for You?

Sexuality is evolving for those who are open and curious about it. As I begin to launch a course for those looking at making a transition from monogamy to open relationships, I will be addressing some questions I get from those just new to exploring the possibility, or who have just begun their journey. For some this means they may...[ read more ]

From Monogamy to Open Relationships: Common Terms on Polyamory

As part of our new Facebook Group: A Successful Transition from Monogamy to Open, we are talking about a variety of topics within the realm of open relationships. While the group is designed for people who are exploring and considering an open relationship, or have been involved for years, I wanted to take some time to define some of the...[ read more ]

The Potential Pit Falls of an Open Relationship

If you and/or your partner have been considering opening your relationship, you likely have a ton of questions about what makes it work. In this two-part series, we will take a look at the advantages and potential problems that come with choosing to have an open relationship. If you are like me, you’d rather learn from the mistakes of others...[ read more ]

The Benefits of an Open Relationship

If you and/or your partner have been considering opening your relationship, you likely have a ton of questions about what makes it work. In this two-part series, we will take a look at the advantages and potential problems, that come with choosing to have an open relationship. We will start here with the positive results I’ve seen come from them,...[ read more ]

The Difference Between Sex and Sexuality

Sex and sexuality. Even the words can cause many in our Western society to immediately tense up. We have been taught to consider the mere mention of the subject taboo and a simple conversation of the subject in poor taste. Yet why? Sexuality starts when life starts. It is an innate part of the human condition, a part of every...[ read more ]

How Americans View Sex

In my last blog we looked at the difference between sex and sexuality. Today, I wanted to share more about the varying views of sexuality in our culture. For people raised in Western culture, sexuality begins and thrives with fear, then becomes enhanced by misinformation, shame and embarrassment. There is also significant misunderstanding, enhanced by lack of accurate education about...[ read more ]



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