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Why, darling, what green eyes you have! Five tips for supporting a partner who is feeling jealous.

One of the most common pieces of advice you’ll hear from folks in polyamorous communities is this: A key to successful polyamorous relationships is not “never being jealous,” but rather owning your emotions, taking responsibility for them, and being committed to working through them. We spend a lot of time, and rightly so, talking about […]

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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The Green-Eyed Monster

“To feel any of your emotions, you have to feel all of them. You can’t just feel the good ones.” – Nina Hartley, porn star Once upon a time there was a beautiful Princess named Polly and she was married to the very handsome Prince Paul. They had been married about 6 years and, feeling […]