Monster-In-Law: When Someone Hates You for Being Polyamorous

I finally accepted that my boyfriend’s mother will never like me. No matter how nice I am, how respectful, kind, sweet I am to her. No matter how much joy I bring her son. No matter how great a mother I am to her grandchildren. Just because we are polyamorous, she will not like or respect me.

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Mental Health Really F*cks Up Polyamory

Wow! These last few weeks have been a mental health whirlwind for me. I’ve officially had 10 sessions with my poly-friendly therapist, and we’ve discovered a lot. As I was writing the series “I’m The Jealous Wife – And I’m Working on It” (Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4), I was questioning everything. Should I […]

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I’m The Jealous Wife and I’m Working On It – Part 4

How I’m Working on Myself So, I’ve laid out my issues and insecurities. I’ve opened up about my deep-seated feelings that stem from childhood. I’ve shown that you are not alone in feeling jealous, envious, and insecure when you are in a non-monogamous relationship. I’ve reassured you that feeling those ways doesn’t mean you shouldn’t […]

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Poly In A Time Of COVID

By June (A Guest Writer) So, a little bit about me. I am married and a mother. I also have a girlfriend, Snow, and a lover, Hatter. Poly is complicated in the best of times, but let’s add in a pandemic! My husband and I live together and raise our littles together, so that is […]

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I’m The Jealous Wife and I’m Working On It – Part 3

Part 3: How My Insecurities Affect My Friendships/Relationships As mentioned in Part 2, my main insecurities seem to center around not being good enough, others being more fun or cooler than me, and of being abandoned. The ways in which these insecurities present themselves tend to be through paranoia and jealousy/envy, which we touched on […]

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I’m The Jealous Wife, and I’m Working on It – Part 1

This is a 4-part series about jealousy, envy, insecurities, and moving past them. Part 1 focuses on explaining the difference between jealousy and envy and how those feelings stem from insecurities. Part 2 details how my past experiences led to my current insecurities. Part 3 shows how my insecurities have caused (and still cause) me […]

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My Journey of Discovering Sexuality Later in Life

*All names were changed* I considered myself straight for the first 25 years of my life. I had liked boys since a very young age. There’s an old journal entry from when I was 7 years old, where I wrote (with questionable spelling and grammar) about how I had a crush on Thomas, a boy […]

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Sex Drive in the Midst of a Pandemic

So, how is everyone feeling? Super horny? Like you’ll never be horny again? No change at all? From some very unscientific surveys I’ve done, I’d say the human race is all over the place right now, which makes sense. People are going to respond differently to the stress and anxiety of the time.  Melissa with […]

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Are they ethically non-monogamous?

Now that I know what polyamory and non-monogamy are and identify as such, sometimes I wonder who else I meet or pass on the street also identifies that way. Because of the stigma and discrimination, most people are discreet about having multiple relationships or partners, especially if they have children or have a job that […]

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