For individuals in the initial stages of a relationship it can be particularly important to navigate the needs of each other. Polyamorous and Open relationships (non-monogamous) have become more current and seeing a trained therapists who can educated individuals involved about non-monogamy can assist those involved with handling possible issues with intimacy. In particular individuals who chose a non-monogamous relationships may hold personal opinions regarding their needs and as such it can help to have an experienced therapist to assist discussion and reaching an informed decision about the relationship. A qualified therapists can assist you and your partner or partners with developing ways of building good communication as well as handling any relationship conflicts.
What is a polyamorous or open relationship and the beliefs of these intimate relationships
Polyamory is termed as the capacity to love more than one person with the individual desiring or having intimate relationships a number of partners at the same time. The term includes all partners involved being aware of the situation and so it has been also termed as “consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy”. Individuals practice polyamorous relationships discard the opinion that intimate and sexual relationships need to be exclusive in order to develop into deep, committed, long-term loving relationships.
Values often raised as issues within polyamorous or open relationship
Commonly polyamory is an overarching term for a number of types of non-monogamous, multi-partner relationships, or non-exclusive sexual or romantic relationships. The use of the phrase is related to the decisions, beliefs and practices of the person who enters into these relationships There are a number of other themes which frequently occur as issues in relation to these polyamorous or open relationship such as love, true intimacy, complete honesty, an individuals feelings of integrity, equality between the sexes, communication related to sexual encounters as well as long-term commitment. Where communication with a particular partner is an issue considering couples counselling may be beneficial.