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Polyamory: ‘At the moment I have three other partners, which is more than I’ve ever had before’

From our first fairy tale, we're inundated with picture-perfect partnerships, but is there a better alternative? A new book by philosophy professor Carrie Jenkins does a deep dive on the rules of romantic engagement

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Polyamorous relationships work in as many different ways as there are different people

Polyamorous relationships work in as many different ways as there are different people

Professor Carrie Jenkins

Professor Carrie Jenkins

What Love Is: And What It Could Be by Carrie Jenkins

What Love Is: And What It Could Be by Carrie Jenkins

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Polyamorous relationships work in as many different ways as there are different people

When philosophy professor Carrie Jenkins wrote a book about love in 2017 — What Love Is: And What It Could Be — she revealed in ensuing interviews that she was polyamorous. That she and her husband of eleven years were consensually non-monogamous, and had been from the start of their relationship. The result? “Relentless slut-shaming.”

In her latest book, Sad Love: Romance And The Search For Meaning, she further explores our fixed ideas of happy-every-after, the Disneyfication of romantic love, and how true and lasting love can and should include supposedly negative emotions like sadness and anger, rather than being relentlessly happy-clappy.


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