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But for many couples, it’s just not enough to stay together. They want a relationship that is meaningful and satisfying. In short, they want a sustainable marriage. “The things that make a marriage last have more to do with communication skills, , social support, stress — those are the things that allow it to last or not,” says Arthur Aron, a professor who directs the Interpersonal Relationships Laboratory at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
This guide was originally put together as a handout for a class on nonmonogamy aimed at men. Before finishing it, I decided to switch to a “tips” format instead, so I am publishing the portion that was finished, which covers the high-level conceptual stuff but does not get down into specific attitudes or the practical advice. This should be read as an addendum to standard poly 101 information, such as my guide . Also, see the sex parties for men essay . A while ago I noticed a problem in my polyamorous social circles, namely that some of the guys just are not doing that well, in terms of finding partners, dating, and generally succeeding at nonmonogamy.
Although today was Thanksgiving in the U.S., Canada does its harvest festival in October. So it was a normal business day in the British Columbia Supreme Court, where B.C. Chief Justice Robert Bauman is hearing Canada's anti-polygamy test case. But this was no ordinary day in the history of the modern polyamory movement, now some 25 or 30 years into its development.