There is a very small number therapists who are versed in relationships other than heterosexual monogamous ones. Why are they so down on them?
In her column on Apt613.ca Nadine Thornhill gives some of what I think is great advice to someone thinking about a polyamorous relationship.
About 0.2% of the population of this great state is actively looking to be swingers. Or in simple math, 1 in 500 people. Or, about 40 people at an average NBA game.
Something that isn’t talked a lot about in open relationships is the possibility and occurrence of manipulative and controlling partners. Polyamory and other open relationships are especially susceptible to people who’s intentions are not among the purest.
There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the definitions of particular relationship matters and structures. So in an effort to make the world a better place I hereby attempt to clarify things a little.