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It's Called "Polyamory": Coming Out About Your Nonmonogamous Relationships

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Even in progressive families and communities, people who practice nonmonogamy are susceptible to misinformation and accusations of moral and emotional failings. Facing this requires its own coming out and education process. In this guide, Tamara Pincus and Rebecca Hiles provide a roadmap for explaining the expansive intricacies of the consensual nonmonogamy spectrum. By fu ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 6th 2017 by Thorntree Press
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Nik
Jan 09, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As the author says early on, this book is primary relevant to the American context so not everything applies here in NZ where the legal system and culture are different. Even so, there's some reasonable advice about what to consider prior to coming out to various people in your life. I particularly enjoyed reading the narratives that were based on people's real life experiences and how varied they were.
H
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally a book about polyamory that isn't all about couples!

Thorough and yet brief, this is a practical guide to coming out as polamorous. I especially enjoyed the section on ettique within the community. I really appreciate when a book about polyamory defaults to the voice of the individual and avoids the assumption that the reader is in a couple or hierarchical relationship.
Austin Healy
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: polyamory
What an informative read!

It's called "Polyamory" is a straight-forward guide to coming out under the widely misunderstood label of polyamory/polyamorous (poly) and non-monogamy in general. Coming out as a targeted sex or gender minority is a difficult and stressful process and there are few resources available to help people communicate more effectively to their friends, loved ones, partners, co-workers, professors, or community in general when discussing a sensitive topic which applies to them
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Amanda
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was pretty excited about this book. There aren't many books on the subject of polyamory, ethical non-monogamous relationships, or open relationships. And depictions of such relationships in the media are often laughable, at best. Such an arrangement can be confusing to friends and family, and this book was very helpful to help navigate that arena. Easy to read, useful, thoughtful, and insightful. I appreciate it being written, and I'm happy to have read it. This is something that is not only u ...more
H
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thorough and yet brief, this is a practical guide to coming out as polamorous. I especially enjoyed the section on ettique within the community. I really appreciate when a book about polyamory defaults to the voice of the individual and avoids the assumption that the reader is in a couple or hierarchical relationship.
Marco Flores
Mar 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
Una guía buena para entender el poliamor, principalmente si no se tiene mucha (o nada de) información respecto al tema. El libro se enfoca totalmente en "salir del clóset" como una persona poliamorosa, por lo que puede resultar repetitivo y algo aburrido a quién (1) no tenga interés en hacer eso o (2) ya esté informado al respecto.
Evalyn
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good resource for those who have already made the realization about their poly-leanings and what to think about in the process of coming out. For those still questioning, however, this feels a little overwhelming. Similarly, this isn’t the first book I would think of when suggesting resources to someone non-poly looking to understand better, as it can come across sometimes as those against the lifestyle for religious reasons, etc. are the “bad guys” to fight against. I can see that turning som ...more
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If you're new to polyamory, and working out how/if you should disclose this to your extended family, friends, coworkers, kids' school, this is an invaluable resource. It's not uncommon that, with the zeal of a new convert to religion or a vegan diet, polyamorous people want to tell EVERYBODY, but that may not be the best decision for them or their partners, and could have serious repercussions.

If you're already out of the polyamory closet, as I am, there are still some helpful tips and things to
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