Dating & Relationships Polyamory

Choosing to Step Off the Relationship Escalator

Avenue Room February 24, 2018 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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Eva Dusome
Heather Elizabeth

Breaking away from societies script of how we should do things is never easy. It’s especially difficult if we never have a chance to examine closely the unconscious, unspoken expectations that we’re all under.

In this session, we’ll take a close look at The Relationship Escalator and the impacts it has on our options of relationship structures. Is it possible to have many relationships all riding separate escalators? Is it necessary to ride an escalator at all, in any relationships? What does that even look like?

Once we’re done naming and examining The Relationship Escalator, we’ll switch gears to look at The Anatomy of Relationships. This tool will help us set our priorities in relationships going forward. It’ll help us fine tune our language so we can better articulate our needs and boundaries with our partners and potential partners. When we examine each component like a buffet-style create-your-own dish, it’s easy to see how customizing our relationships is much simpler than we originally imagined.