Emotional Responsibility and Metamours

What emotional responsibilities do you have in a relationship and where do the end? How do you navigate relationships with metamours? These are for and about negotiation.

Shunned in a triad

Reading Time: 7 minutes About four months ago, my long-term girlfriend (Z) and I opened our relationship to include her best friend (A). Seemingly everyone was ok with this, nonmonogamy is something I’ve been interested in, but never experienced. Z and A have also been friends for a very long time and have dabbled somewhat in nonmonogamy before. They …

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Emotions are not demands

Reading Time: 4 minutes Do you have any constructive advice for someone loving with a Meta as a roommate? It’s been uniquely difficult compared to previous relationships. I am struggling with the amount of time my primary partner now spends with their new partner. My primary and I have been together monogamously for about 5 years and just opened …

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Being thrown away

Reading Time: 4 minutes I had until recently a relationship with a partner, we were together for 1,5 years. He was wonderful, fun, loving. He lives in a different city but would come to visit me every other month. He has another partner who he has been with for a little more than two years. Last fall she moved to …

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Episode 70: Half Ghosting

Reading Time: 10 minutes What happens when your mutual partner ghosts you, but not your partner? Rejection sucks, but this feels a bit different. That’s what’s on this week’s episode of Non-Monogamy Help. Discussion Topic: What happens when your partner and your best friend don’t get along? Listen below. You can also find the podcast on Spotify, Apple, and …

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Episode 68: Mismatched Labels

Reading Time: 12 minutes If your partner is polyamorous but you are non-monogamous is your relationship doomed? That’s what’s on this week’s episode of Non-Monogamy Help. Discussion Topic: What is your ideal polyamory or non-monogamy set-up? Listen below. You can also find the podcast on Spotify, Apple, and other providers. Episode 68 – Mismatched Ideals by Non-Monogamy Help Episode …

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Becoming a third

Reading Time: 5 minutes Up until 2 months ago, I had no previous experience with poly[am] dating or poly[am] relationships. What draws me to solo poly[am] is I have very deep needs around emotional connection and physical intimacy, but I don’t want kids or to raise a family, I enjoy living alone, and I love a lot of alone …

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Episode 66: Hidden Metamour

Reading Time: 7 minutes Even if you have confusing boundaries and you’re not “official”, lying by omission can still feel like cheating. That’s what’s on this week’s episode of Non-Monogamy Help. Discussion Topic: What is a non-monogamous setup that wouldn’t work for you? Listen below. You can also find the podcast on Spotify, Apple, and other providers. Episode 66 …

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