What (Not) To Expect From Your Expectations

Guest post from Lady Jane Think about the people, places, and things in your life. What do you expect from them? What do you expect from your partner? Your cat? Your coffee maker? Your shower? Your phone… Are your expectations realistic, accurate, fair, obvious, or even possible? When you turn the key in the ignition…

Everything’s Negotiable: Here’s How to Create a Relationship Contract

Guest post by Celeste Hirschman and Danielle Harel No two relationships are exactly alike, yet we often make assumptions about how relationships are supposed to be. There is a lot of societal pressure, for example, to have a relationship where your agreements are assumed instead of overtly communicated and where you are expected to follow…

The Opposite Of Jealousy

  Image from Les Liaisons Dangereuses, a novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, 18th c. French author Compersion is a term that means an empathetic state of happiness and joy experienced when another individual experiences happiness and joy. The word is mostly used by non-monogamists to describe a feeling of joy when they are aware their…