Polyamorous Couple: 'Jealousy Is Really Code For Other Things' (VIDEO)

12/10/2012 06:30 pm ET

Ian Danskin and Aida Manduley joined HuffPost Live to share how they deal with jealousy in their polyamorous relationship. One important step that Manduley described was "acknowledging that jealousy might happen, then figuring out how to deal with it."

Manduley went into depth with HuffPost Live host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani about what jealousy can mean in a polyamorous situation, questioning whether "jealousy is really code for other things," and stressing the need to ask what is really missing.

"What am I feeling like I need out of this relationship that I'm not currently getting? Do I have fears of being left behind? Is this person getting more time?" she asked.

Danskin's approach to combating jealousy was to look inwards at what else he's missing in the relationship.

"I don't necessarily think someone is going to get more of Aida's affection, because I don't think of affection as a depleting resource," he said.

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.

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