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Jealousy vs Envy vs Compersion

Cheers, Sexy People! So you want to embark on creating the possibility of having an open, ethically non-monogamous relationship, but you are concerned about the elephant in the consensual non-monogamy living room — jealousy. How will you cope? Jealousy happens. Simply experiencing jealousy is not the problem. The real problem is that our society teaches […]

I have heard people say that compersion is the opposite of jealousy but I’m not sure I agree with that.

I’ve heard of people describing it as a euphoric, passionate state. I’ve heard others describe it as something warm and familiar, like a mug of hot cocoa on a cold day. My one partner describes it as “happy sympathy,” feeling happy for your partner’s happiness. I have struggled with this particular emotion. Compersion does not […]

  • August 27, 2017
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