It Takes Two (or More) People to Break Up Well… And Sometimes It Takes a Little Time

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“I honestly don’t know what I expected out of polyamorous people, but you guys aren’t at all what I thought you’d be like.”

I laugh. “What do you mean by that?”

“Don’t take it the wrong way,” she says.

“I’m not offended or anything. I just want to understand what you’re talking about.  » Read more

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Open Communication Doesn’t Magically Erase the Impact of Major Change

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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.

Fluffy is a frequent contributor to Poly Land. Their regular blog is Eclectic Discourse (where pith goes to die; in-depth looks at awkward topics).

Here’s what they wrote for us today:  » Read more

Why Don’t I Communicate More?

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Dumped & Depressed: “You Wouldn’t Leave Someone With Cancer,” He Said.

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“You wouldn’t leave someone with cancer,” he said.

She blinked, not quite sure she was hearing what she was hearing. “What does that have to do with anything?”

“You’re breaking up with me because I have depression,” he said. “That’s wrong. Not only is it wrong, it’s cruel. I never thought you were someone who would do something like that.  » Read more

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