I Met The Woman of My Dreams, She Lives 2,400 Miles Away

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Thanks to a combination of sobriety, introspection, therapy, and Kate’s support, I’m feeling more comfortable showing up authentically both inside and outside this relationship.

I Found Myself When I Lost My Ideology

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Everything I thought I knew about myself, my faith, my friendships, and my family was put on tilt when I decided to be true to who I am and pursue that woman.

My Marriage Beyond the Binary

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Sometimes, we are a hetero couple, sometimes a gay couple, but most of the time we live outside of the established labels altogether.

I Fell in Love With My Best Friend

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I found myself feeling like there was a different kind of connection forming, beyond best friendship. Could this be?

I’d Sworn off Dating “Allies,” Until I Met a Real One

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He may never understand exactly how I’m feeling or what it’s like to be in my shoes, but he knows when to speak up and when to stay quiet—to listen and learn from me and others with different experiences.

My Sexual Fluidity Woke Me Up

Real Relationships  //  

Judgments dehumanise and minimise the beautiful greyness of being human.

My Husband Died—Our Relationship Didn’t

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I am grateful for the independent self that was fostered in our marriage as I carve a lone way forward through this surreal new world.

I’m the Polyamorist Next Door

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How can a life that feels so peaceful and content to me be so nauseating to others?