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Polyamorous Relationships

'There Is Life Outside Of Monogamy, And It Actually Works Amazingly Well'

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.09.2014 | Divorce

Although monogamous relationships are the norm, some couples are breaking the mold with a foray into the world of open relationships. Take Robyn T...

I Don't Want to Die Alone

Corey Prachniak | Posted 07.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Corey Prachniak

Sprawled out on a hospital bed last week -- barely clothed and feeling immensely vulnerable -- I found myself confronting a classic queer question: Do I have my lifestyle to blame for this?

WATCH: How Do People In Polyamorous Relationships Deal With Jealousy?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.27.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live sat down with relationship expert Stacey Nelkin, HuffPost Gay Voices Executive Editor Noah Michelson and Robyn Trask, who is in a polyam...

Polyamorous Relationships Are About More Than Just Couples

Angi Becker Stevens | Posted 02.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Angi Becker Stevens

There is a common misconception that a polyamorous relationship is really no different from an open-relationship agreement: one committed couple, with some lighthearted fun on the side. But the word "polyamory," by definition, means loving more than one.

This Couple Has An Open Marriage So Complicated, It's Hard To Keep Track

Posted 11.27.2013 | Divorce

Michael loves his wife, Kamala. Michael also likes his 27-year-old girlfriend, Rachel. So six months ago, Kamala decided to do what most wives would n...

Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

Irene Monroe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

We have to ask ourselves whether monogamy is a natural instinct in us or a social construct devised to protect and regulate the institution of heterosexual marriage.

Why I Believe in Polyamory, But Still Feel It's Problematic

Frances Amaroux | Posted 12.21.2013 | Women
Frances Amaroux

I love the idea of polyamory. I've hung around poly communities, and helped scores of poly people with their relationships over the last 10 years of a 22-year career in counseling/coaching. But I have a fundamental concern...

WATCH: What It's Like To Come Out As Polyamorous

Posted 09.10.2013 | Women

How do you reveal to your family and friends that you're polyamorous? In a September 9th HuffPost Live segment, host Alex Berg spoke with people wh...

Will Polygamy Have Its Day in the Sun?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

What do a German man and two country boys have in common? The short answer: a polygamous marriage of sorts -- and more interestingly yet, they do not approve of gay marriage.

WATCH: 11-Year-Old Girl Raised By Polyamorous Family

Posted 03.05.2013 | OWN

Colleen is a seemingly typical 11-year-old girl. She loves horseback riding, her new phone, and her friends. But Colleen's family is anything but typi...

My Sister Is in a Three-Person Relationship; What Should I Do?

John Shore | Posted 04.29.2013 | Gay Voices
John Shore

Dear John, First, I want to thank you for doing what you do. I've been reading your books, blogs, facebook, etc. for a while now. I've had friends wh...

A 'Deli' Approach To Polyamory

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I'm used to having multiple partners, but I'm beginning to feel resentful of the "deli" approach that many people take to polyamory. It doesn't make me feel attractive; it makes me feel like I'm just another number waiting in line for my roast beef sandwich. And I can't be the only one struggling.

In a Word: Defining 'Poly' and 'Non-Monogamy'

Amy Shiner | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

While discussing what "poly" is with a commenter on my last blog, I realized that there really isn't a reason to place a definition on it. However, there is a need for open-mindedness about other people's relationship dynamics.

Taking 'Fair Breaks' from Non-Monogamy

Amy Shiner | Posted 09.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

Free time can come in so many forms. Occasionally (I would say about once a year), I go on vacations to get away and treat myself. These trips usually only include me and last for as little as eight hours or as long as a week, and I use that time to focus on me.

Poly-Baiting: Why We Need A More Inclusive LGBT Movement

Vivienne Chen | Posted 05.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Vivienne Chen

If LGBTQ activists continue to say that relationships are really about committing to the people we love regardless of gender, race, creed, etc., then maybe society should allow us to commit to the people (plural) we love.

Sometimes It Takes Three to Tango

John Shore | Posted 04.25.2012 | Gay Voices
John Shore

In the comments on a recent piece of mine, a woman wrote that she is polyamorous -- she is living with, in love with, deeply committed to, and basically in all ways but legally married to a man and a woman. I asked if she would be willing to let me interview her.

Are There Benefits to Being Poly?

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

This week I am highlighting the benefits of being poly. There are benefits, despite all of the ups and downs of the poly lifestyle. The benefits, in my opinion, outweigh the negatives in most cases.

But If Eric Is with... Then Why Can't I...

Amy Shiner | Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

I have welcomed Eric's recent marriage to Patricia with an open heart. At the same time, Eric has been understanding of my need to live a long distance away and find other partners, despite ongoing arguments.

All in the Family: Does Everyone in a Poly 'Group' Have to 'Love' Each Other?

Amy Shiner | Posted 12.27.2011 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

When I begin freaking out, planning my escape route, I try to remember my rule of thumb: I do not need to "love" my partner's partners. I may not even "like" my partner's partners, but I do need to be able to conduct myself civilly with them.

Bi 'Marriage' and the Census

Gary North | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices
Gary North

Just what the heck would a "bi" relationship be? Would a "bi" marriage have to be three partners? As a self-identified bi person, the simple complexity of getting just one other person to accept me for who I am has been difficult enough.

Polyamory: What Is Legal, Ethical And Comfortable?

Amy Shiner | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Amy Shiner

Because of age differences and the fact that Eric and Patricia had been waiting together, the perception was possibly that they were meeting a younger relation. This is a perception that society is happy to accept.