Posts tagged polyamory
Posts tagged polyamory
My relationships challenge many of these myths.
Aggie hits it out of the park again. If you’re solo poly, non-primary, or primary in a couple, triad, or other…. Heck, if you’re a living, breathing human being who talks to other people, read this.
I’m so excited to announce my new counseling practice! I’m offering counseling and therapy for individuals, relationships, and families in the Atlanta area, specializing in LGBTQ, BDSM, and polyamory (but I can help with anything!) Please like and share my new Facebook page to help spread the word.
To celebrate the launch of my new venture, I’m cutting 50% off my rate for the first 25 people to contact me! Contact me by email (ABaxterGA@gmail.com) to schedule an appointment.
I spent this past weekend at an event called Atlanta Poly Weekend (APW) where a bunch of polyamorous people came together to live, love, learn, and have fun. I go to at least 2 conventions a year in my town and consistently I come away having learned a little something (or a lotta something) about myself and my passion in life (doing therapy around relationships and sex). This year’s APW was a particularly exceptional experience.
Each year at APW I’ve livetweeted panels that I’ve attended because I wish I could be in 2 or 3 places at one time and I know there’s other people at APW and the greater community who feel the same. So I like to carry the wisdom and experiences shared within those conference room walls to the world at large so we can all learn. Last year from those of us who livetweeted panels and communicated about the event, #APW2013 was a top ten trending hashtag in the Atlanta area that weekend. I don’t know if we were trending this year, but I know more of us were tweeting this year, and the content is particularly juicy. I’d like to share with my Tumblr followers some of the really juicy bits. So here’s my favorite tweets from APW2014:
From @franklinveaux’s presentation on how to make your relationships suck:
From Sarah Olivia’s keynote Bringing Sexy Back:
From Sterling Bates’ class on How personality type affects relationships:
From MsNoel and NCMaster’s class on Bridging the Gap between generations:
From @Joreth’s 5 Love Languages derived for poly people presentation:
From Sterling Bates’ and @Joreth’s class on Breaking Up in Polyamory:
From @wfenza’s discussion on Relationship Anarchy:
From @Franklinveaux and @everickert’s discussion on Ethics in Relationships:
From Dr. Kieran’s Cinderella and the Glass Therapist presentation:
From Elisabeth Sheff’s Unicorn Hunting session:
From @Franklinveaux’s Closing Keynote about Creating Ethical Communities:
Franklin Veaux’s powerful closing remark:
After the con:
Secondary partners have rights too…
Things to Consider Before You Enter a Relationship as a Secondary
Counseling services for LGBT/Kink/Poly people and their loved ones.
I just created a FB page dedicated to my blossoming counseling practice - help me build my practice and “Like” it!
Recently a poly friend observed, “There are no secondary people. Be careful how you treat everyone in relationships.” …Fine, but how do you actually pull that off? Where’s the list of what to do?…
Important, and this issue has come up recently in my personal life.
AggieSez is one of the awesome new(ish) bloggers on the polyamory scene over at Solopoly.net, quite possibly my favorite blog at the moment. She’s working on writing a book with Lily Loyd about nonstandard relationships: “relationships that are somehow off society’s standard relationship escalator norm: strictly monogamous, lifelong cohabitating partners (married or equivalent, perhaps with kids) or relationships that are clearly progressing toward that goal.” She put together a survey seeking first-person experiences and data for the book. She’s had a great response so far but needs more data from people who aren’t part of a primary couple. So if you’re poly and aren’t primary partners with someone else, please consider adding your voice to her (anonymous) survey!