The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Marriage and monogamy are not what they used to be, and today many couples are opting to start families before getting married, or deciding not to get married at all. At the same time, gay couples in states that recognize same-sex marriage are getting married in droves. Some people prefer non-monogamy and have relationships that include swinging and polyamory. The landscape of American marriage and relationships is changing, and a variety of family systems are developing and becoming more common.
The Polyamorists Next Door introduces polyamorous families, in which people are free to pursue emotional, romantic, and sexual relationships with multiple people at the same time. They do it openly and with support from their partners, sometimes forming multi-partner relationships or other arrangements that allow for emotional and sexual freedom within the family system.
In colorful and moving details, this audiobook explores how polyamorous relationships come to be, how they grow and change, how they manage the ins and outs of daily family life, and how they cope with the challenges they face both within their families and from society. Using polyamorists own words, Dr. Elisabeth Sheff examines polyamorous households and reveals their advantages, disadvantages, and the daily lives of those living in them.
While polyamorous families are increasingly common, fairly little is known about them outside of their own social circles or of the occasional media sensationalism. This book provides information that will be useful for professionals with polyamorous clients, educators who wish to understand or teach polyamory, and especially people who wish to better understand polyamory themselves or explain it to their potential partners, adult children, or in-laws.
|Listening Length||10 hours and 26 minutes|
|Audible.ca Release Date||September 08 2015|
|Publisher||University Press Audiobooks|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #114,505 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#416 in Sex Instruction (Audible Books & Originals)
#880 in Sociology (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,326 in Psychology & Counselling Books on Human Sexuality
Top reviews from other countries
That's not a bad thing. But chatty and humorous bits like this:
"Tacit Campo reiterated this point with tongue planted firmly in cheek when he said, 'Poly newcomers tend to make the same mistakes, and I’d like to think that at this point in life, I’m ready to explore the exciting world of advanced, sophisticated relationship mistakes that waits beyond that field.'"
are few and far between, if delightful, when they pop up. It's still well worth a read, if you identify as polyamorous, or love someone who is.