The Polyamorous Home (The Polyamory on Purpose Guides, #2): Jess Mahler
Can you love more than one person? Can you have multiple romantic partners without jealousy or cheating? Absolutely! Polyamorous people have been paving the way through trial and painful error. Now the new book More Than Two can help you find your own way. With completely new material and a fresh approach, Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert wrote More Than Two to expand on and update the themes and ideas in the wildly popular polyamory website morethantwo.com. From ancient Greece through the many dynasties of China and to current practices of nonmonogamy, people have openly engaged in multiple intimate relationships. Not until the late 20th century, however, was a word coined that encapsulated the practice, philosophies, edicts, and ethics: polyamory (poly = many + amore = love). For Franklin Veaux, who has been polyamorous for his entire adult life, the emerging framework and subsequent vocabulary for his lifestyle was a light in the dark. Candidly sharing his experiences and thoughts online catapulted his website, morethantwo.com, among the first dedicated to the poly lifestyle, to one of the top-ranking on the subject. In recent years, as more people have discovered polyamory as a legitimate and desirable option for how they conduct their relationships, Franklin and one of his partners, Eve Rickert, saw that there was a growing need for a comprehensive guide to the lifestyle. More Than Two is that guide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Beck. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/035010/bk_acx0_035010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How do you deal with jealousy? It´s the first question many people ask when they hear about polyamory. Tools for dealing with jealous feelings are among the most basic resources in a well-equipped polyamory toolkit. Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux, authors of the popular polyamory book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, present Polyamory and Jealousy, part of the More Than Two Essentials series. The essentials take sections from More Than Two, expand on them, and present them in a practical, easy-to-use format that can be read in a single sitting. In this audiobook, you will find pragmatic ways to handle feelings of jealousy when they arise. You´ll learn tools for identifying jealousy, strategies for decoding what it means, and hands-on advice for dealing with it before it undermines your relationship. If jealousy is a problem for you or someone you love, this companion to More Than Two offers a path through the wilderness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Fulgham. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113508/bk_acx0_113508_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For anyone who has ever dreamed of love, sex, and companionship beyond the limits of traditional monogamy, this groundbreaking guide navigates the infinite possibilities that open relationships can offer. Experienced ethical sluts Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy dispel myths and cover all the skills necessary to maintain a successful and responsible polyamorous lifestyle - from self-reflection and honest communication to practicing safe sex and raising a family. Individuals and their partners will learn how to discuss and honor boundaries, resolve conflicts, and to define relationships on their own terms. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet W. Hardy, Dossie Easton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/004411/bk_acx0_004411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Designer Relationships - A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships (Unabridged): Patricia Johnson, Mark A. Michaels
No one likes a know-it-all, but everyone loves a girl with brains and heart. The Smart Girl´s Guide to Polyamory is an intelligent and comprehensive guide to polyamory, open relationships, and other forms of alternative love, offering relationship advice radically different from anything you´ll find on the magazine rack.This practical guidebook will help women break free of the mold of traditional monogamy, without the constraints of jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity, and competition. The Smart Girl´s Guide to Polyamory incorporates interviews and real-world advice from women of all ages in nontraditional relationships, as well as exercises for building self-awareness, confidence in communication, and strategies for managing and eliminating jealousy. If you´re curious about exploring group sex, opening up your current monogamous relationship, or ready to ´´come out´´ as polyamorous, this book covers it all! Whether you´re a seasoned graduate, a timid freshman, or somewhere in between, you´ll learn how to discover and craft unique relationships that are healthy, happy, sexy, and tailor-made for you. Because when it comes to your love life, being a know-it-all is actually a great thing to be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013149/bk_tant_013149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover how to pursue and maintain polyamorous relationships! Before you read any further, answer these simple questions: Have you finally grown tired of serial monogamy? Do you ever wonder if there is any other way to have a more varied, fulfilling love life? Have you been pondering the idea of openly and honestly developing relationships with more than one partner, but are worried about what others may think? If you answered ´´yes´´ to at least one of the above questions, then this book is just what you need to get informed, grow confident, and take the steps necessary to get exactly what you want out of some of your most important relationships! Polyamory Revealed: The Practical Dater´s Guide to the Pursuit and Maintenance of Open Relationships was written with curious, open-minded, free-spirited individuals like you in mind. In these minutes, you will veer beyond the taboo surrounding plural partnerships and gain a deeper understanding of what poly love is really all about. You will learn about the different models of polyamorous love and the important poly lingo that every beginner should know. You will discover the best ways to handle jealousy, insecurity, and all of the other problems encountered by poly folk. Because after all, free love does not equal carelessness! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Karin King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063545/bk_acx0_063545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute´s Polyamory Archive, has called designer relationships. The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyssa Browne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001454/bk_drms_001454_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beyond the basics of polyamory lies a complex web of negotiations, agreements, pitfalls and rewards. Kathy Labriola, a relationships counselor who has worked for many years with singles, couples and groups in polyamorous and open relationships, sets forth some of the realities of alternative lifestyles: dealing with some of the common relationship-disrupters, managing jealousy, choosing compatible partners, combining BDSM with polyamory, distinguishing between sex addiction and polyamory, and much more.