Six years ago my husband and I decided to open our marriage. The process was sometimes difficult and really tested our limits. But it also strengthened our bond.
Our journey into Polyamory was a bumpy ride. We felt like we were stumbling through the dark. This situation brought forth all my insecurities and I wasn't sure of anything anymore.
You can read more on my "You still date?!" blog.
The journey into a happily Polyamorous marriage wasn't easy but it was well worth it. I am joyfully open to new experiences and my life has been enriched by welcoming others into it in a way that wasn't possible before.
I worked in nonprofit professional development for over 10 years. I enjoyed it but was never truly comfortable. I have always had an interest in how we communicate, build relationships, manage conflict, and understand the world around us.
My Master's degree in Communication gave me a starting place to study conflict management. Many of those principles were invaluable in helping me navigate relationships of all kinds- work, family, friends, and romantic partners. As a student in the University of Colorado, Denver Master's in Counseling program, I have continued to study how people build and strengthen relationships.
I'm working on my Master's thesis- A Narrative Inquiry of a Polycule. This work will examine the existing literature on polyamory and ethical nonmonogamy. I will select a polycule of 5-10 individuals and follow their story for one year. Results will be published by CU Denver and hopefully elsewhere too!