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.
Designer Relationships (Unabridged):A Guide to Happy Monogamy Positive Polyamory and Optimistic Open Relationships Patricia Johnson/ Mark A. Michaels
It´s not always easy to follow your own rules... Helen is ecstatic that her fiancé, Ben, has agreed to ´´open´´ their upcoming marriage. They´ve outlined the new rules of their relationship and are finally on the same page to embark on an ethically non-monogamous adventure together. One of the most important rules? You can look at other people, but you can´t touch… at least, not until after the wedding. But it´s harder than Helen expected to stick to that particular rule when she can´t stop drooling over their wedding photographer! And what´s more, she doesn´t even know if the photographer feels the same way about her. Will she be able to wait patiently until after the wedding to make her move? Join Helen and Ben on their exploration of an alternative relationship style in this romantic comedy! About the series... Being Good is Book 5 in the Polyamorous Passions series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. Polyamorous Passions follows the lives of three best friends as they each embark on their own journeys into consensual non-monogamy. Books 1-3 focused on Emma, Books 4-6 focus on Helen, and Books 7-9 will focus on Scarlett. This series is suitable for anyone interested in real-life polyamory, open relationships, ethical non-monogamy, feminism, positive female friendships, alternatives to monogamy and monogamous relationships, and explorations of sexuality. Includes explicit language and sexual situations; intended for mature audiences. About the author... Sagan Morrow has a degree in Rhetoric, Writing & Communications, with a decade of experience as a businesswoman, blogger, and copywriter across a variety of industries. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, Sagan is a hobbyist burlesque dancer and identifies as polyamorous. Sagan has authored several business books and teaches online courses to empower new freelancers as they grow their own successful businesses. The Polyamorous Passions series is her first foray into fiction.