Human relationships are an enormous source of learning and growth. Our biggest rewards in life develop there, as do our most intriguing problems. Relationships may be complicated and perplexing at times, but as you'll soon learn reality, affection, and might bring an elegant simplicity to the picture, helping us build witting, loving associations. We have an assortment of intimate relationship openings to pick from. A few individuals prefer to be totally monogamous, opting for one romantic partner till ultimately separated by dying. Other people choose serial monogamy, going through an assortment of mates in succession.
Still other people like polyamorous relationships, preferring multiple partners at the same time. And lastly, a few choose celibacy and channel their romantic energies elsewhere.
A few individuals are straight, other people gay, and some bisexual. There are no correct or incorrect answers here. You’ve the freedom to guide the course of your relationships however you like, with the caution that your partners willingly decide to share those things with you.
As a few of the ideas in this book conflict with mainstream social disciplining, you might come across parts you take issue with, and that's all right. Apart from demonstrating how to apply the rules we've talked about in this course to your relationships, I don't aspire to convince you to alter your particular values to meet my own. I do, all the same, wish to challenge you to question your suppositions
about relationships and make your own witting selections, even though your preferences might differ from mine.
Our lives are filled up with a myriad of common relationship forms: loved ones, acquaintances, friends, colleagues, intimate partners, opponents, and strangers. No matter your present situation, reality, affection, and might may help you better all of these.
In this book I'll mainly center on intimate relationships, but the concepts apply to all human associations.