Designer Relationships:

January 10, 2017

Designer Relationships:

KEY POINTS:

  • Monogamy works when it is chosen consciously, but it is often just chosen by default.
  • We’re in the midst of a new sexual revolution, but what does that mean?
  • What does it mean to have a Designer Relationship?
  • Prepare for a more devoted relationship by creating a “statement of purpose”.
  • Eight questions to ask when creating your “statement of purpose”.
    1. What do we love about the relationship as it exists now?
    2. Which of these qualities would we like to enhance?
    3. What are our shared values?
    4. What are our goals for the long term?
    5. How will we know that we are acting in accordance with our ideals?
    6. What are our concerns or sources of anxiety as we move forward?
    7. How can we be sure that these concerns or any others that may emerge are not neglected?
    8. What steps will we take to recognize and manage discrepancies, feelings of being out of balance, and individual interests or desires that are not shared?
  • What does monogamy really mean?
  • What example are we setting for our kids?
  • Does polygamy oppress women?
  • Where does marriage stand in this concept of Designer Relationships?
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