Ethical Nonmonogamy | Polyamory, Loss and Grieving, Love & Relationships, Self-Discovery

Let’s talk about the gremlins

This time of year has a tendency to present the perfect conditions for me to question everything about my life. It's not a great time for me to be alone, but it's when my instincts tell me to withdraw from having to be present anywhere where I have to put on a mask to hide what's going on inside.

Ethical Nonmonogamy | Polyamory, Self-Discovery

A New Chapter Begins

There's a little voice in my head that asks "Why do you feel like you have anything more/different to offer than anybody else who is already doing it?"

Family Relationships, Loss and Grieving, Self-Discovery

How far I’ll go

This week has been extra-specially rough on my emotional state for many reasons, one of which is the expiration date of my time in this house. I hadn't cried about it yet until last night. Last night the tears came. Last night I said the words out loud, "I hope I made the right decision,"… Continue reading How far I’ll go

Family Relationships, Loss and Grieving, Politics

3:00 AM; November 9, 2016

I went to sleep when my candidate suggested that we do so. I can understand her not wanting us to be awake to bear witness to the hour in which she conceded this election to a reality television show star. But, I woke up a few hours later and couldn't help it. I refreshed the… Continue reading 3:00 AM; November 9, 2016

Ethical Nonmonogamy | Polyamory, Love & Relationships

The Polyamorous Boogeyman

They're like condoms for poly-style relationships. They might help keep you safe, but the only way to really be sure is abstinence from relationships entirely.

Love & Relationships, Self-Discovery

When words get weird

It used to be so easy to say "I love you." For more than a decade I could say it whenever I felt it, knowing it would be received well. And what did it mean, anyway? That I care. That their happiness is valued. That their sadness affects me. That I want good things for… Continue reading When words get weird