Cupiosexual: When You’re Asexual, But You Still Want a Sexual Relationship

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Hello Page,

I’ve been really enjoying your series of posts on underrepresented identities (asexual, aromantic, demisexual, semi-demi, etc.). It’s been really interesting and eye opening for me. 

There was one line that really threw me for a loop though in your piece about aromantic polyamorous people: “Finally,  » Read more

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“I’m a Polyamorous Person Who Keeps Compromising by Having Monogamous Relationships & Feeling Bad. Why?”

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I’m a polyamorous person that keeps ending up in relationships with monogamous people. Then I compromise and feel wrong, unseen, miserable, and wish to stay polyamorous solo. Then it happens again. Why?

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This is an interesting question, letter writer. To be perfectly honest, you didn’t give me a lot to work with here.  » Read more

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When Dealing with Other People, It’s Important to Account for the Possibility That They’re Different Than You Are

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A reader wrote in with the following suggestion: How about an article about how to deal with it if your metamour does presents but you don’t?

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On the surface, it’s a fairly simple issue. So let’s say that your metamour really wants to give and receive presents. That it’s important to them.  » Read more

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“Can People Have Good Friendships With Exes? Am I Just Tormenting Myself By Trying?”

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Hi Page,

My wife and I have been together for many years. We opened our relationship years ago, but until recently it had been primarily physical (friends with benefits, etc.). About a year ago, I began to see my girlfriend, the first connection in our open relationship that was not only a good physical one but turned emotional and serious in a way that neither of our prior open relationship experiences had.  » Read more

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How to Deal With It When One Partner Wants to Have Deep Conversations Before Bed & the Other Really Doesn’t

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Hi Page, 

I really liked your article “I Wish I Didn’t Feel Like Having Deep Conversations Right Before Bed.” It was relevant to me because I’ve been in both positions. I’ve been the person wanting to talk about something heavy at the wrong time and also the person who just wants to get to sleep already and is annoyed.  » Read more

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