People often ask me how I “do” polyamory. They’re curious to know how my partner and I can experience so much joy in our chosen lifestyle.
I usually respond with something like this:
“What would it be like to live in a world where everyone could be in love with everyone else without fear of jealousy, insecurity, and disconnection?
“Imagine a world where every relationship you have, whether it be sexual or non-sexual, short or long term, feels just right and in perfect alignment with your deepest desires and deepest longing for intimacy, connection, playfulness, and love.
“What would it take to cultivate these kinds of relationships? What changes, considerations, communications, and practices might we need to implement to make it work? How is it possible to experience multiple relationships and meet everyone’s needs for love, intimacy, and connection?”
Being in a polyamorous relationship will open the door for you to deal with things that might surprise you. At times, you may feel stretched in all directions. Being aware of this will help you navigate the territory.
I feel incredibly blessed to be in a relationship that works so incredibly well for me and for my partner. One of the reasons we both believe it works so well is because it’s a poly relationship. This means we have a solid foundation of being with each other, and the freedom to explore connections with others. We have found healthy and sustainable ways of being in the lifestyle and we are often seen as positive role models for others.
As a polyamorous relationship coach, I feel fortunate to be able to provide ongoing support individuals and couples every step of the way. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my experience and the tools I have learned with others.
For those who choose it, polyamory can be the journey of a lifetime. A lifestyle that encourages people to stay true to themselves while staying in connection with others is very powerful. Polyamory is not for everyone. But for those who choose to practice it in a healthy way, it can be incredibly transformative.