Dates and meaning

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I believe that much of our suffering results from the meaning we give things. Meaning that has no read basis. It is subjective. As things change, the meaning changes.

Today is my 20 year wedding anniversary. Of course, craig and I are well on the way to getting divorced and there will be no celebrating.

I wondered this morning if I should feel more sad. The past 6 months have been filled with a wide range of emotion from excruciating heartbreak to anger, disappointment to self confidence. I embrace the liberation of being in charge with no one else to accommodate.

It is earth shattering to have the person you love choose to betray you. It is a huge blow to one’s ego. It opens the door to questioning my worthiness and my value. Is something wrong with me that he would hurt me so badly?

Bu in the end…

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The Concise Guide to Building Relationships with Other Bloggers

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The Art of Blogging

Contrary to what you might be inclined to believe, the web is not a safe haven for socially awkward individuals.

The fact that many bloggers struggle to get even one person to read their content means that they do not invest the time and energy into building relationships with other bloggers.

Because they don’t know how or because they think it does not matter.

Let me say this: talent alone is not enough. Lots of talented people died poor, sick, and alone precisely because they never thought of making friends with others doing what they were doing.

That being said, here are some things to keep in mind when interacting with fellow bloggers.

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Polyamory: In an age of more, is one lover enough?

Lifestyle, Mental Health, Monogamy, Polyamory, Psychology, Sex, Sexual Health, Threesome

On The Record

Polyamory is becoming increasingly popular as society changes (Image Source: Getty Images)

By Zoe Kassiotis | @ZKassiotis

As today’s social media generation continue to challenge norms with their sex-positive attitudes, one tide certainly seems to be changing: relationships.

The monogamous archetype is an unrealistic illusion for many Australians who currently practice consensual non-monogamy (CNM) within their relationships.

CNM is an umbrella term that covers several relationship models, such as open relationships, recreational sex with more than two people, and swinging (swapping sexual partners within a group), but one that has had a lot of airtime recent is polyamory.

The definition of polyamory (poly coming from the Greek “more than one” and amor from the Latin “love”) is a non-monogamous sexual and long-term emotional relationship where all partners consent to and have knowledge of each another.

Though norm-challenging and label-shunning millennials are increasingly accepting of CNM, a lack of Australian…

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