The Free Love Diaries

Relationship Tales of Ethical Non-Monogamy and Conscious Polyamory

Welcome to the Free Love Diaries.

You’ve reached a unique and intriguing destination for original relationship stories pertaining to Ethical Non-Monogamy and Conscious Polyamory.

All of the content on The Free Love Diaries is organized into a story or author format that will allow you to accompany the writers on their epic journeys to expansive love.

Unfenced: A Polyamory Memoir by Audrey Perris

A modern fairytale by of emotional, erotic, and existential healing through the freedom of love beyond two. Join Ella, a fiery, possessive, divorced single mother on a fantastic journey from monogamy to tribal polyamory and her highly unconventional version of “happily even after”.

Unfenced – First Date

Yes, it was a first date, but it was no ordinary first date. This was my first date with a man other than my ex-husband in twelve years. A man…with a serious live-in girlfriend. A girlfriend…who knew I existed.

Unfenced – The Day After

Ending a marriage in the world we live in today is synonymous with catastrophic emotional and financial hardship. This was top of mind for me for years as I contemplated whether to continue my matrimonial obligations. However, nothing was more terrifying about the idea of divorce than the unraveling of my family tapestry.

Unfenced – Adam’s Lessons

Throughout my life, I would occasionally experience a strange sensation upon encountering certain people for the first time. It was an eerie tingling; a prickle across my skin like a wayward ant at a summer picnic. A muted voice would whisper, “You will know them.”

Kai’s Journal

Insightful and heart-centered perspectives from a real live conscious polyamorous man. Kai is also the dashing hero in Audrey Perris’s online memoir, Unfenced. 

16 Surprising Things I Learned in 4 Years of Ethical Non-Monogamy

I was committed to the same lovely woman, happily and monogamously for 18 wonderful years. Nonetheless, as in many marriages, things came up that could not be reconciled. As such, we chose to consciously uncouple close to 3 years ago. We are now best friends and...

Nonmonogamy Essays, Commentaries, and Musings

Thoughts from the site authors and fearless readers on their own journey as it relates to expanding their definition of love.

What an Actual Open Relationship Agreement Looks Like

The mere thought opening up your relationship can be terrifying. This is not how I entered the world of consensual nonmonogamy, but in my first marriage this was an idea we’d considered to solve for our waning intimacy. The idea was daunting, and appeared rife with...