Kamala Devi and her crew also recently appeared on Dr. To no one’s surprise, of course, the rhetoric and framing about poly is not always favorable to those of us who identify as polyamorous. Drew ads, for instance, framed polyamory as being equivalent to “adultery”: Polyamory: when adultery is the order of the day Tonight on the Dr Drew Show: It’s been called “shocking,” “titillating” and “cringe-inducing” — Showtime’s new series called “Polyamory: Married and Dating” — real-life couples that seek relationships with other lovers. Drew asks them how they make their lifestyle work in a world built for monogamy.
Look in the archives from July through August to find earlier ones). No doubt about it, the Showtime series has stirred up controversy and increased awareness about polyamory.
Polyamory: Married & Dating is an American reality television series on the American pay television network Showtime.
But that many couples underestimate the harm they can inflict on each other when they underestimate the hurt feelings that come with jealousy. ;^) Most [mono] therapists fail to allow for the fact that some people don’t experience jealousy at all, and that for those that do, it’s quite possible to learn how to use the data provided by the jealous feelings, without harming each other at all.
Both agreed that the 2 couples on the show seemed to have above-average communication skills, and that’s something that is needed to make this work. The problem is not the jealousy itself–feelings are just feelings.
It can help a lot, for instance, to redefine “relationship success” away from duration+monogamy, and toward things like the fulfillment and happiness of each partner overall. Is this the harbinger of an impending tidal wave of information about polyamory? How “out” are YOU willing to be about who and how many you love?I’m glad you found the show to be pretty good overall, though. Wishing you all the best in love and life, PS: Check my sidebar to the right for a link to a page that can help you diagnose jealous feelings in your relationship!