A practical guide for creating non-traditional relationship agreements that work―from a certified sex therapist and relationships expert
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.”
Creating an open monogamy agreement can be an expression of love that’s unique and exclusive to the two of you and whomever you choose to invite into that love.
“Dr. Tammy Nelson is a relationship revolutionary. Her rethinking of monogamy – as a practice, a continuum, and a flexible concept – is on point, actionable, and nothing less than a significant cultural shift. With Open Monogamy, she is back to blow minds and enhance partnerships.”
– Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.
NY Times bestselling author of Primates on Park Avenue and UNTRUE
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Tammy Nelson Ph.D. is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, and author of several books including, “Integrative Sex & Couples Therapy,” “Getting the Sex You Want; Shed Your Inhibitions and Reach New Heights of Passion Together,” “The New Monogamy; Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity,” and “When You’re the one Who Cheats.” She is a Board Certified Sexologist, an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Certified Imago Relationship therapist, a TEDx speaker, and the host of the podcast The Trouble with Sex.