Intensive: The Ugly Side of Poly

Non-monogamous relationships – the excitement, the sharing, the spreading of love, the filling of needs by more than one emotionally attached partner, the compersion!  All that awesome goodness that poly-based relationships can be.  

However, as anyone that has engaged in non-monogamous emotional relationships can attest, it is not a rose without its thorns.  I have engaged in polyamory since 2008, and have been stuck and bled plenty – I can attest first-hand to the ugly side of emotional poly-anything.

This 3 hour intensive will examine the intellectual, situational, and emotional pitfalls that can occur. We will explore each section through guided discussions wherein students are encouraged to bring their own experiences to the table, and talk about some tools and strategies that can be employed once the proverbial s*** has hit the fan.    

This will be a (moderated and guided) discussion among peers. I understand and acknowledge that this topic, especially if more than one partner of any given polycule is present, can be upsetting and potentially emotionally hijacking. I want this to be a safe place for folks that attend and are looking for help and/or ideas on how to deal with their situation.  I will enforce a polite and calm environment, and if any individual is not able to remain polite, I will ask for them to leave. Las Vegas rules apply.