Several of the articles published here on PepTalk recently have treated the subject of relinquishing power over those we love. It is a common refrain in polyamorous circles: possessiveness, control, and power-grasping are all harmful to the full expression of one’s love.
For my own part, I couldn’t agree more. Yet at the same time, I find myself struggling at times with relationship definitions – and what expectations are associated with them. It’s quite true, as Robyn writes in this ...Continue Reading →
The concept of polyamory is often misunderstood by the general public and the media. Tell someone you are polyamorous and it conjures images for the average person of swing parties and clubs with people getting it on in dark corners or polygamous families with men controlling unhappy sister wives and lots of children. These images perpetuated by Hollywood are not polyamory, nor do they even represent the swing lifestyle or polygamy accurately.
When it come to families and polyamory, ...Continue Reading →