A few months ago, I fell in love with a new woman. I wrote about our first kiss in a piece called “Odds Are You’ll Break My Heart, But It’s Worth It.”
I’m usually fairly neurotic when I get into new relationships. Wondering if I’m doing the right thing by opening myself up to a new person. » Read more
Maybe it should have told me more than it did, that we liked the same band — but for completely different reasons.
He was attracted to the drama of their music. The dynamics, especially the highs. When he sang along, it was a form of emotional expression he couldn’t get anywhere else. A vessel for his unacceptable feelings. » Read more
“I just wanted to make sure I reached out and thanked you,” she says.
“For what?” I ask.
“For talking to me so much about my breakup,” she says.
“Of course,” I tell her. “You’re my friend. You’d do it for me.”
“Well, you make it sound simple,” » Read more
Today’s piece is a guest blog post from Fluffy, an academic in-training, who is studying organizational behavior in hopes of making the world a better place.
They previously contributed two articles to Poly.Land:
- “I Was Treated as a Disease Vector: Why There Are So Few Gay Men in Pansexual Polyamory”
- “Being Single Sucks,
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“I heard you broke up,” she says.
“You okay?” she asks.
“Honestly, I’ve been better,” I say. “But I’m getting by.”
“Maybe it’s too soon to ask this, but is there anything I should know?”
“Anything that you should know?” I say. It takes a second for it to dawn on me. » Read more
My phone buzzes. I glance at the lock screen. And immediately sigh.
My newly ex-boyfriend has posted another status. Something about sports. Inscrutable to those who don’t possess encyclopedic knowledge of various plays. Codified like a comparative analysis of chess openings. Not my language.
And what am I doing looking at this status anyway? » Read more
“I love you,” Skyspook said. “And that’s why if you go back there, back to that house, this relationship is over.”
“Yeah,” Seth said. “You’re not going back there.”
I’d just gotten done telling them (my husband and boyfriend) and two of our friends — Crock and Hilda — about an unfortunate incident with my other partner Rob. » Read more
I read your blog and your book, and I’m hoping you can help me.
I’ve been polyamorous for 2 years. I have a husband. We were married for about 3 years before we opened up. Like you, we were introduced to polyamory because we found out that our friends were polyamorous. » Read more
“If there’s one thing life has taught me,” he says, “is that we should be agnostic to experiences.”
We’re sitting on his couch drinking a couple of IPAs. I’m not much of a beer person, but he is. Drinking someone’s favorite beer with them is like going on a journey. I’ve packed my bags and hopped aboard. » Read more
When You Screw Up at the Piano Recital, You Don’t Take a Break from the Keys
“It’s funny if you think about it, that whole ‘you just got out of a relationship, you need to be single for a while’ thing,” Ro says.
We’re at our usual place. I’ve got a glass of red wine. » Read more