Tag Archives: new relationship energy

My Husband Wants Me to Spend More Time with My Boyfriend

Page   August 15, 2017   Comments Off on My Husband Wants Me to Spend More Time with My Boyfriend

“I’ve been polyamorous for years,” she says. “And we’ve done so many things together. Wild adventures. I’ve seen her do sexual stuff plenty of times with others. It never bothered me. But I walked in on them in each other’s arms and… ugh.”

“And it pulled at you?” I say, nodding.  » Read more

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Poly Road Testing for Responsible Travelers

Page   April 28, 2017   Comments Off on Poly Road Testing for Responsible Travelers

So You Want to Open Your Relationship, What Next?

I had read all about New Relationship Energy (NRE) before diving in to polyamory. Those new, shiny feelings that happen when you first start dating someone. When your partner feels NRE for someone new, it can be deeply terrifying. Especially when you’re new to polyamory and in a relationship that was previously monogamous and not yet Poly Road Tested.  » Read more

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When the Kitten Grows into a Cat, Don’t You Still Love it?

Page   February 4, 2017   Comments Off on When the Kitten Grows into a Cat, Don’t You Still Love it?

“So how do you keep the love alive?” she asks me.

It takes me a second to realize she’s talking to me.

“Keep the love alive?” I ask.

“Well, you know, after a while a relationship has a way of becoming… routine. Predictable,” she says.

“Oh sure,”  » Read more

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Enter the Unicorn: NRE vs. ORE, from Bruce Lee, Unlikely Poly Master

Page   January 14, 2017   Comments Off on Enter the Unicorn: NRE vs. ORE, from Bruce Lee, Unlikely Poly Master

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

-Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee, Unlikely Polyamory Master

Oh Bruce Lee,  » Read more

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Ask Page: New Relationship Energy and Parenting

Page   October 17, 2016   Comments Off on Ask Page: New Relationship Energy and Parenting

I have a question which is related to the subject in this post.

You say “under the influence of NRE, people have been known to neglect important responsibilities at work, make poor financial decisions, and skimp on sleep and other self-care”.

What if the important responsibility are their children,  » Read more

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Poly Debriefing #3: Don’t Fight the Moonlight, an NRE Survival Guide

Page   February 23, 2012   Comments Off on Poly Debriefing #3: Don’t Fight the Moonlight, an NRE Survival Guide

These days I’m polyamorous in spirit, monogamous in practice. It feels disingenuous to claim that I am one or the other completely. Even though my relationship is monogamous, meaning that we are sexually exclusive, I have learned so much from experiencing polyamorous relationships that I will never be the same person I was before. As […]