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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.
Wild Woman: A Polyamory Memoir by Audrey Perris
A modern fairytale by of emotional, erotic, and existential healing through the freedom of love beyond two. Follow Ella, a fiery, passionate, possessive, and newly divorced single mother down the rabbit hole from monogamy to communal polyamory.
What begins as an experiment in drawing outside the conventional lines of love transmutes into a fantastic journey towards rekindling her sensual fire, revitalizing her motherhood, rebuilding the family tribe, redefining sisterhood, and unapologetically reclaiming her feminine wildness. Warning: this is not your classical storybook version of “happily even after”.
What follows is the recounting of a real modern fairytale of unexpected emotional, erotic, and existential healing through ethical nonmonogamy.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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...
This essay is a companion to my love's Letter To The Woman Whose Man I'm Sleeping With. Both letters were inspired by the exquisitely vulnerable essay "A Letter To The Women Who Sleep With My Man" by Wilrieke Sophia. Dear Brother - I am in joy. I am also scared....
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.
The mere thought of opening up your existing relationship can be terrifying. That is not how I entered the world of consensual non-monogamy, but in my first marriage it was an idea we’d considered to solve for our waning intimacy. The mere thought of opening up was...
This post is a loving response to the exquisite and vulnerable “Letter to the Women Who Sleep with My Man” by Pure Wilrieke.