The Beginner's Guide
If you're new to polyamory, you might be feeling overwhelmed, but don't worry! We want to make your journey into non-monogamy as simple as possible, which is why we created The Beginner's Guide. Here you'll find a selection of our most popular and frequently referenced tools, resources, and podcast episodes, specifically chosen to help you get started. If you're interested in getting personalized help understanding polyamory or opening up your relationship, check out Dedeker's coaching services.
Do you apologize for your relationships, your sexuality, your appearance? It's time to be unapolygetic!
Does your partner give you advice when you're looking for support and listening? Give this simple communication hack a try.
How many people would you need to have unprotected sex with in order to catch an STI? 4? 50? 1000?
If you're a polyamory beginner, or if you need some help answering the questions your relatives are throwing at you, check it out!
Relationship Anarchy: what is it? Who invented it? Does it mean overthrowing the relationship government?
A long list of "glass ceiling questions" has been floating around the polyamorous internet lately. These are questions that are essential to ask a new partner in order to get down to brass tacks on what kind of agreements or rules they have in their other relationships, what they are expecting for their relationship with you, and other nuts-and-bolts questions. In the spirit of efficiency, Multiamory has condensed these questions down to 6 topics to ask about when starting a new relationship. Even better, we made it easy to remember. Just take your date to the M.O.V.I.E.S.! Tune in to find out more.
We talk a lot about jealousy in the polyamory scene -- how to manage it, how to de-program it, how to communicate with your partners about it. But in this episode, we are going to be deconstructing jealousy -- categorizing specific triggers and their causes. If you have the tools to identify your jealousy triggers, it can open up a lot more happiness and freedom in your relationships.
This week's episode was recorded during Multiamory's very first stop on their West Coast Tour 2017! Every seat in the house at Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland, California was full as we presented a talk on the 7 habits of highly effective polyamorous people. Drawing inspiration from our mentors and role models, we break down the key qualities found in the happiest and healthiest non-traditional relationships.
For a long time there haven't been many public role models to demonstrate healthy, high-functioning polyamory, in contrast to the many demonstrations of monogamy we see every day on TV, movies, and other corners of the media. It's easy to make mistakes when first venturing down the path of non-monogamy. This week, we take you through five common mistakes made by people first opening up a closed relationship or dabbling in polyamory...