Attached At The Hip- A Poly Horror Film

Two fingers tied together with string - codependency

I found the following blog post in my daily field quite a while ago and squirreled it away for a suitable moment.

Take the time to read it through and I think you’ll agree it’s worth it.

“Couples that are codependent scare me. Codependant Polyamorous couples terrify me…

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Happily ever after and poly

Happily ever after and polyamorus because love sets your

Here’s a very interesting and search question for those within the poly community.

Is it possible to actually be poly and find that elusive happily ever after feeling?

If we first start by throwing out the widely accepted starvation economy model regarding love, we may all stand a chance I guess.

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Relationship killers

Man with a knife in a stabbing pose

There are four major relationship killers out there on the rampage. They come in many disguises, but will reap destruction where ever they go if left unchecked.

1. Personal Criticism

“What is your problem? Can’t you do anything right!?”

Complaints are a natural and normal part of healthy relationships. We should all be able to discuss a specific complaint with a partner and reach some sort of agreement.

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Tis the season to be poly…

Three Christmas stockings hanging on the mantelpiece

Over the past few years I’ve not had a particularly good experience during the festive period. It’s the time of year when I always find my available time stretched to and beyond breaking point.

My time has to be carefully distributed between my kids, partners, friends, family and of course myself and not necessarily in that priority order. Unfortunately it never seems to go quite as far as other people think it should or can, so the net result is usually disappointment all round and the real loser always seems to be me (nail hand to forehead).

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Retail madness

Black Friday and general retail madness

Well we are into December and the festive season is officially upon us. I would however like to point out to some retailers that it really shouldn’t start before Halloween, no matter what they think or feel the need to try and sell us. I do however unfortunately expect Easter eggs in the next few weeks based upon there current inability to understand a calendar.

I have unfortunately digressed from my original post topic and moved into the realms of shopping, so I’m going to go with the flow.

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Slut…

Dictionary definition of the word slut

I’ve had a tough weekend looking after my kids and this has been topped off by a member of my extended family deciding that it’s okay to describe one of my partners as a “Slut” and then a few other choice words.

Now this word has many meanings for different people, but in this case was used purely as a weapon of attack and derogatory term, deliberately utilised to enforce there feelings of disgust at our life style choice and sow poison seeds of derision and hate.

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Recap to Reinforce

Recap to reinforce

Following an intense session of sharing thoughts and emotions people are often feeling vulnerable and raw, so it’s not usually a good time to go back over the same ground immediately.

However once everyone has had some time to relax and settle down, say a day or so.  Its not a bad idea to suggest and hopefully start a  recap relating to the discussion, this can then become a vehicle for summarising the issues and any related actions or resolutions that’s have been agreed to help moving the issue forward.

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Communication Aftercare

Communication aftercare

Talking open and honestly can be tough and painful at times, especially when sharing something that’s really hurting or you’re on the receiving end of some person home truths.

Even if people are using the best communication skills stuff can still really hurt. So when the dust starts to settle looking after all parties in the dialogue is extremely important.

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Being Brave

Being brave or making that leap of faith

The only thing tougher than accepting ownership of our thoughts and feelings, is sharing them with other people. It takes guts to open up and lay yourself vulnerable to others.

It’s also easy to fall into a habit of trying to second guess another person’s reaction to your thoughts, feelings and actions.

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