Expansive Connection: Unlearning Toxic Monogamy
Beech ◆ August 5, 2022 ◆ 10:15 am – 11:45 am
“If you really loved your partner, you wouldn’t want to sleep with other people.” “Don’t leave your wife alone with her male friends.” “You’ve got to look good for your husband, or his eyes will wander.” Sound familiar? These are messages many of us learn from toxic monogamy culture — a set of beliefs that confine us to a narrow and unhealthy monogamous relationship ideal. This talk will unpack these beliefs and teach participants a non-monogamy-inspired alternative that we’re calling expansive connection, which allows for autonomy, freedom, and flexibility no matter what your specific relationship structure looks like.