The author writes about his experience redefining romantic relationships & friends vs. lovers. He spent time touring with his band, and notice the close bonds that were formed. His friendships were allowed to evolve in an unlimited number of ways, and they also had very few demands placed on the people in the relationship. This article explores how he decided to take these same characteristics and apply them to the romantic relationships in his life.
In Part 3, blogger Rotten Zucchini writes about some of the contradictions that can pop up when we want our relationships to approaching relationships without expectations and wanting them to be equal. Read Part 3: issues & contradictions re: “relationship anarchy” and “non-hierarchy”
Full Transcript: Hi, I’m Kale. Today I wanted to talk about when relationships transition. In traditional relationships, the trajectory is set – date, move in, get married, have kids. Or possibly at some point along that path, break up. Then meet new person to date and start the cycle over again. So what happens when…
Mel Mariposa (@PolySingleish) writes about the downside of Radical Self Reliance, one of the ten principles of Burning Man. She examines the problems with placing individuals above community, and how intimacy and compassion suffer when Radical Self Reliance trumps connecting to the people around you. Read Radical Self Reliance and Community Responsibility
Hi, I’m Kale! Today I want to talk about coming out as a relationship anarchist or a non-monogamist. I know that I am in a very privileged position to be out so openly. I don’t think I could be much more out than to be on here making videos. I have been able to come…
Dr. Elisabeth A. Sheff (@drelisheff1) on Psychology Today (@PsychToday) talks about things that are important to solo poly people (and relationship anarchists as well) – autonomy, valuing non-romantic relationships, facing stigma and couples privilege. Read Solo Polyamory, Singleish, Single & Poly