Jealousy and Insecurity, Compersion and Confidence

How Not To Feed the Green-Eyed Monster and Tell Your Brain to Shut Up Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash “Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy — in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room… Continue reading Jealousy and Insecurity, Compersion and Confidence

Safety, Sanity and True Consent

Understanding When Yes Really Means No Photo by Bryson Hammer on Unsplash “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” — George MacDonald Trigger warning: Sexual trauma and rape is discussed Jennie whispered, “Yes, Daddy,” as she knelt onto the foot of her bed. She was completely nude, with a crosshatching of reddened skin across her back, painted by… Continue reading Safety, Sanity and True Consent

See Me, Hold Me, Love Me

The Politics of Receiving Love Photo by Shahzin Shajid on Unsplash “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is… just to love and be loved in return” — Nat King Cole We stood embracing each other, this beautiful lithe woman I adored in my arms, partially enclosed in the trench coat she was wearing. Beneath she wore only sheer lingerie, garters… Continue reading See Me, Hold Me, Love Me

Love Architecture

Applying the Lessons of Polyamory, Relationship Anarchy and True Friendship to Every Relationship Photo by Crew on Unsplash “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand I stood behind her with my arms wrapped around her waist, holding her close to me. Her hands rested on mine and the scent and feel… Continue reading Love Architecture