Open Deeply: A Guide to Building Conscious, Compassionate Open Relationships | Kate Loree
347 pages | She Writes Press | 4.19.22
A full one-fifth of the United States has engaged in consensual non-monogamy (CNM) at some point in their lives, and 29 percent of adults under thirty today consider open relationships to be morally acceptable--yet there are few resources to turn to when it comes to navigating this more non-traditional and explorative territory.
Picking up where CNM self-help books like Opening Up, The Ethical Slut, and More Than Two leave off, Open Deeply tackles the most difficult challenges posed by CNM. Therapist Kate Loree--who has practiced non-monogamy since 2003, and who specializes in treating clients who also practice non-monogamy--pulls no punches as she uses vignettes based on her own life, as well as her clients' experiences, to illustrate the highs, lows, and in-betweens of life as a consensual non-monogamist. Interwoven with these stories are thorough explanations of how attachment theory impacts non-monogamy, how blending cutting-edge, neurobiology-informed grounding skills with effective communication skills will make even the most challenging conversations regarding non-monogamy manageable, and more. The result is a compassionate, attachment-focused template for non-monogamy that will allow readers to avoid pitfalls and find adventure while concurrently building healthy relationships.
Non-monogamy is a wild and woolly ride--and Open Deeply is here to help make it a great one.
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