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A Guide to Co-Creating Your Ideal Relationship Agreement
Love is eternal—but our concepts of relationships and marriage evolve to fit the times. In an age when we live longer, communicate differently, and value gender equality, is it any wonder so many people are looking for new ways to support lasting, loving partnerships? “Monogamy is no longer a simple concept,” says Dr. Tammy Nelson. “More couples every year are experimenting with open relationships and newer, more flexible versions of commitment . . . yet few of us have been prepared with the skills we need to make those agreements work.”
Open Monogamy is Dr. Nelson’s guidebook for couples who wish to explore new directions in their relationships—to bring in excitement, variety, and fresh experiences without sacrificing trust, security, and respect. In this practical, skill-based book, she helps you find your place on the “monogamy continuum”; have honest conversations about attraction and desire; remove shame and suspicion from an open relationship; and create agreements—traditional or otherwise—that are fulfilling, exhilarating, and built for enduring love.
Dr. Nelson’s 30 years of experience as a relationship and sex therapist have shown her that nontraditional relationships can flourish when the old idea of monogamy fails. Here is an invaluable resource to help couples redefine their relationships with “understanding, empathy, and validation for the new rules of love.”