505: How/when do I know if poly is right for me?
How/when do I know if poly is right for me?
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8:40 Topic: How/when do I know if poly is right for me?
Emily and Eric are trying their first poly relationship. It was his idea, and he had a few encounters with a woman out of town. However, now he is connecting with an old friend in town, and Emily is feelingoverwhelmed. “If I already am having such a hard time with small things like making out how am I ever going to be okay when we get to the bigger things?” They are communicating, but Emily is worried: “It seems like he is doing everything right to help me, but its hard to think that I will ever be in a space where I feel good about taking bigger steps, or any steps at all… On paper polyamory makes so much sense to me, and I know that it isn’t easy, but whenever something comes up I think ‘why am I doing this to myself? This doesn’t feel good’. Maybe polyamory isn’t for me. I love Eric so much and I want to try to make this work. When will I know if this is something I can do or not?”
- This is experience shock
- This “little stuff” might actually be practice for the big stuff, so treat it that way
- Or you are letting your imaginary fear cocktail and insecurities run away with you
- Work to develop coping mechanisms so that you can do you
- Our standard fear/jealousy coping exercise
- Get a poly support network so you’re not doing this alone
25:30 Happy poly moment
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