Love Unlimited: The Joys and Challenges of Open Relationships

Love Unlimited: The Joys and Challenges of Open Relationships

by Leonie Linssen, Stephan Wik
     
 

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Based on the case studies of 12 actual couples and individuals who are grappling with the complexities and challenges of “responsible nonmonogamy,” this helpful resource delves into various types of open relationships. The stories included have a varied cast of characters—monogamous, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, and polyamorous—but

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Based on the case studies of 12 actual couples and individuals who are grappling with the complexities and challenges of “responsible nonmonogamy,” this helpful resource delves into various types of open relationships. The stories included have a varied cast of characters—monogamous, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, and polyamorous—but they all share a desire to find practical and realistic solutions to their life situations. Each chapter concludes with tools and tips that provide valuable assistance for grasping the subject covered. Accompanied by short texts that give fascinating insights into how other cultures and traditions, from the Taoist to the Celtic and beyond, have accommodated nonmonogamous relationships, this remarkable exploration offers a down-to-earth approach to a growing population.

Editorial Reviews

Polyamory in the News blog

Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand real-world polyamory or simply to learn relationship skills for a happier marriage . . . this book needs to be in the hands of therapists.

From the Publisher

"What's not to like? An excellent 'Taoist Sex 101' for wary beginners; recommended for all public libraries."  —Library Journal

"A beautiful example of how to personalize the information and methods carried forward from past Taoist teachings with meaningful clarification from today’s knowledge."  —Mantak Chia, Taoist master, author, The Multi-Orgasmic Couple

"Friendly in outlook, charming in tone, illustrated appropriately, and works very gently and patiently with areas that are often fraught with tension and 'dirtiness' in our culture."  —Livia Kohn, professor, Boston University

"Highly recommended for anyone who wants to understand real-world polyamory or simply to learn relationship skills for a happier marriage this book needs to be in the hands of therapists."  —Polyamory in the News blog

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844091836
Publisher:
Findhorn Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

What People are saying about this

Anita Wagner

Kudos to Linssen and Wik for offering up smart, savvy, heart-felt advice on a vast array of situations people experience in non-monogamous relationships . . . an excellent addition to any polyamorist's collection. (Anita Wagner, polyamory educator and advocate, Practical Polyamory Blog)

Daphne Rose Kingma

With courage and wisdom, these pioneers and their stories will teach you how to live your love beautifully and fully in the sacred now. (Daphne Rose Kingma, author, The Future of Love and Ten Things to do When Your Life Falls Apart)

Meet the Author


Leonie Linsen is a polyamorous and bisexual coach and counselor. Stephan Wik is a Taoist practitioner and the codirector of the Wuji Centre in Belgium. He is the author of Beyond Tantra.

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