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How Sleeping With Other People Makes Me Love Being Married

“Do you think I’m the kind of person who can pull off saying the word ‘lover’?” I ask my husband over coffee one Thursday morning a few weeks ago. I…

Pop Sugar | March 2, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Frisky Reads: The Game Changer By Franklin Veaux

I had no idea what I was looking for.

When I crossed traditional two-person, monogamous, till death do us part marriage off my Life To-Do List at 30,…

Katie Klabusich | September 14, 2015 - 4:00 pm

We Aren’t Seriously Talking About Legalizing Group Marriage, Are We?

Aren’t race and trans* rights sort of bigger issues right now?

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 9, 2015 - 10:00 am

True Story: Why I’m Almost Childfree By Choice

I never want to be a primary parent; I very much want to nurture and raise children as part of a committed family unit.

It’s alright if you…

Katie Klabusich | May 11, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Girl On Girl: Questioning Monogamy

I’m a hopeless romantic, but in the last six months, I’ve had a drastic shift in what love means to me. I’ve let go of the idea that love is…

Morgan Cohn | April 21, 2015 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether Campaign Erases My Family

Sheryl Sandberg’s new #LeanInTogether campaign makes me want to lean out and run as far away as I can from her brand of “feminism” as fast as my feet will carry me.

Katie Klabusich | March 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Dating Don’ts: How To Approach An Open Relationship

Consider the open relationship. Maybe you’ve always felt constrained by a traditional relationship, and known that you could happily be with more than one person. Maybe your partner brings it…

Megan Reynolds | September 30, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Ethan Hawke Is Not So Keen On Monogamy

“My relationship with my present wife [his children’s former nanny, Ryan Shawhughes] is thrilling to me and I’m committed to it. But neither she nor I know what shape the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 2, 2013 - 2:40 pm

True Story: My Husband Is Bisexual

In private, my husband, Paul*, has started referring to his sexual orientation as “Results-Oriented.” As in, he doesn’t care what gender his sexual partners are if they can get the…

Amanda Goldberg | August 21, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Lisa Ling Explores Non-Monogamy In OWN’s “I Love You & You … & You”

I’m cautiously optimistic about the next episode of “Our America,” Lisa Ling’s docu-series on the OWN network, in which she discusses families/couplings who are non-monogamous. I’m pretty psyched anytime that the…

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2013 - 1:20 pm

The Soapbox: In Marriage Equality, Three Shouldn’t Be A Crowd

When a public notary in Sao Paulo, Brazil, authorized a civil union between one man and two women, neither she nor the triad expected to make headlines. Now, three months…

Carrie Nelson | September 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Anderson Cooper Demystifies Polyamorous Parenting

In case you were curious about how polyamorous relationships work in practice, especially when a child is involved, Anderson Cooper got up close and personal with a triad on his…

Ami Angelowicz | December 9, 2011 - 2:20 pm

Girl Talk: In Praise Of Monogamy

Recently my husband and I went on a double date. We met my friend Kate and her husband Bear, at a German Beer Hall. I hadn’t met Bear, and I…

Rachel White | November 2, 2011 - 12:00 pm

“Goddess” Rachel Oberlin Defends Charlie Sheen’s Polyamory

“I’ve always felt that a man should be able to be with as many women as he likes. I’ve never had the opportunity to share that with any man before…

Jessica Wakeman | March 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm

What Does It Mean For A Relationship To “Work”?

My Tuesday evening ritual consists of the following: an hour and a half of yoga and meditation, followed by a hot bubble bath, in which I either drink a glass…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 16, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Valentine’s Day Must Be Hell For The Polyamorous

It’s hard enough scrambling to find Valentine’s Day gifts (especially if you’re a cheap and lazy lover), booking reservations for a prix fixe dinner, and trying to make the night…

Ami Angelowicz | February 9, 2011 - 3:40 pm

The Official Map Of Non-Monogamy

Click here for the full image.This map of non-monogamy makes me understand why so many people subscribe to monogamy … it’s way less complicated. I am going to go study…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 21, 2010 - 6:15 pm

Dear Wendy Updates: “Worked Up” And “Twice In Love” Respond

Thanks to reader ACooper’s suggestion, we now have a new feature called “Dear Wendy Updates,” in which people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they…

Wendy Atterberry | June 18, 2010 - 12:00 pm

Dear Wendy: “I’ve Fallen In Love With Another Man”

I am a 28-year-old married woman, who has been with my husband for 10 years (married for two). Last year my husband confessed that he had a “hot wife” fantasy…

Wendy Atterberry | May 25, 2010 - 3:00 pm

First Time For Everything: A Polyamorous Relationship

I really didn’t know what polyamory was until I fell into it at 27. I was arguing one day with a couple I’d been sleeping with for about a month,…

Anya James | April 30, 2010 - 4:00 pm
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