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The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships
A counselor and nurse specializing in polyamorous singles, couples and groupings, Kathy Labriola has spent many years helping people to understand and manage their jealousy. This book is a compendium of the techniques and exercises she has developed, as well as tips and insights from the polyamory community's top educators, therapists and authors. These accessible, simple ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 1st 2013 by Greenery Press (CA)
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The Jealousy Workbook is a textbook style book, with few typos and a slick interior design with easy-to-read type. It has many pages that could be photocopied by counselors for use by clients during sessions. All exercises can be done by couples and additional partners or only an individual if necessary. This book is mostly designed for those who have already decided on a poly relationship model and just need a little (or a lot of) help implementing the process. This book was organized amazingl ...more
I think this book has a lot of good things about it..... except for the first chapter. The author should probably stick to working with jealousy and not helping people decide if an open relationship is for them or not. I think a lot of invalid assumptions are made in that chapter about certain things that are necessarily "lost" when someone gets into an open relationship, like being able to feel secure with your partner. I think with healthy individuals who get some experience under their belt, ...more
Mar 26, 2018 kat rated it really liked it · review of another edition
This is a really great, practical book that gave me some new ways to think about jealousy. I would recommend it to anyone who's struggling with jealousy, or wants to better support a partner who is, whether in an open relationship or not.
This book took me all up and through my feelings. At times it was really hard to stick with going through the exercises, and there were a few that I skipped because they felt irrelevant to my situation or too New Age-y, but overall I found that this book helped me to analyze and understand the overwhelming negative emotional response I have to my partner's other relationship at times, and help me think of ways to lessen its overwhelmingness. I think it was a very constructive journey, albeit a p ...more