Dating & Relationships

Relationship Alchemy

Wellesley Room February 24, 2018 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

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Heather Elizabeth
JP Robichaud

What makes relationships work?

Even though we might be stepping outside of traditional relationship models by engaging in kink, non monogamy, or even conscious choice, we do ourselves and our partners a disservice if we think we have somehow evolved beyond relationship tropes informed by a western style of relating or the pervasive power dynamics at play in this society.

Much like with consent, we must assume that our relationship practices have been marked by the social structure we were raised in, and because of that affect our relationships in potentially problematic ways.

This workshop offers practical tools to illuminate the ways in which our default settings can aid or complicate our relationships, and introduces a new way of speaking about relationships that makes a distinction between the state of the relationship, and the state of the people in it.