open marriage

Wed
22
Aug

“Legitimate” Rape.

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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Tue
21
Aug

No Fly Zone

Source Website: Alphasiren's Blog

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<p>There is a constant flow of communication when you are entering into an open marriage/relationship. It is intense at first and can become tense throughout the time you are actively engaging in relationships with others. One of the main dynamics that needs to be established is your &#8220;no fly zone&#8221; What are your boundaries and can your partner support you in these limits?</p>

Author Name: 
alphasiren
Thu
16
Aug

Six Months Ago Today

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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Personal…(Trigger Warnings)

Six months ago today.
Assaulted. Devalued. Discarded.

Then, six months ago this past Sunday:

Between the two, a week of humiliation, degradation, condescension, cruelty, and manipulation.

PTSD, like it was yesterday.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Wed
15
Aug

Safe to Burn

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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This will be my 7th burn at BRC. I’ve been a burner for over a decade now, and I consider Black Rock City my home. I have family there. A community: the one community yet to be taken from me.

I’m determined to protect myself while I’m there. I will not give up one more community out of fear.

Unlike the others, this community supports me. This one takes sexual assault very seriously. This one will do whatever it can to protect me from even seeing my assailant, let alone being confronted by him.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Wed
15
Aug

Experts, My Ass – A Polyamory TV Show and Relationship Dynamics

Source Website: Life on the Swingset

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It’s no great shock that Showtime’s newest hit “Polyamory: Married and Dating” has created buzz.  Relationship bloggers — mono and non-mono — have beaten the piss out of it, “experts” have declared this, that and the other bullshit, and I’m not going there.  The subject did, however, inspire a train of thought on relationship dynamics in general and the fact that, as with polyamory, everyone does things  differently.

Author Name: 
Mina Gorey
Sun
12
Aug

The Power of Responsibility

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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“With great power comes great responsibility.”

Indeed. But it’s the other way around, too:

With great responsibility comes great power.

As adults, we take responsibility for our actions. Or, at least, that’s what we’re supposed to do. As mentioned countless times on these pages, one of the hallmarks of a psychopath/narcissist is to not take responsibility. Ever.

Author Name: 
omgrey
Wed
08
Aug

Out, Damned Spot, Out!

Source Website: Caught in the Cogs

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Each of these excerpts below are from other blogs talking about the topic of outing a rapist. I did all this research weeks ago and set this blog post up to publish about two weeks ago. Since then, my rapist outed himself, believe it or not, in a public forum by trying to protest his innocence.

It’s been interesting to say the least, and I just hear bits and pieces. I’m so not engaged. I’m free. See my post yesterday “The R Word” for more info on that.

Author Name: 
omgrey

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