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    Nonmonogamy and Jealousy A More Than Two Essentials Guide Eve Rickert Canada
    9781990869426 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships Publication Date:December 31, 2023 Print Run:5000
    $13.95 CAD 4.25 x 7 x 0.5 in | 0.5 lb | 104 pages Carton Quantity:40 Canadian Rights: Y Thornapple Press
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      “How do you deal with jealousy?” It’s the first question many people ask when they hear about consensual nonmonogamy. Tools for dealing with jealous feelings are among the most basic resources in a well-equipped polyamorist’s toolkit. Eve Rickert, author of the popular book More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory, presents Nonmonogamy and Jealousy, a distilled guide to troubleshooting one of the most universal challenges in nonmonogamous relationships.

      In this book you will find pragmatic, compassionate ways to handle feelings of jealousy when they arise. You’ll learn tools for identifying jealousy, strategies for decoding what it means, and hands-on advice for dealing with it before it undermines your relationships. If jealousy is a problem for you or someone you love, this book offers a path through the wilderness.


      Eve Rickert is a Gen X, queer, solo polyamorous, relationship anarchist, neurodivergent cis woman living on unceded W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen territory (Victoria, Canada). She is a professional writer, editor and mastermind, the author of More Than Two and the founder of Thornapple Press.

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    A Polyamory Devotional 365 Daily Reflections for the Consensually Nonmonogamous Evita "Lavitaloca" Sawyers, Tikva Wolf, Chaneé Jackson Kendall
    9781990869235 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships On Sale Date:October 20, 2023
    $34.95 CAD 133.35 x 203.2 x 25.4 mm | 1 lb | 400 pages Carton Quantity:28 Canadian Rights: Y Thornapple Press
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      Polyamory can be fun, sweet and even liberating. But ethical nonmonogamy can also take work. In A Polyamory Devotional, relationship coach Evita “Lavitaloca” Sawyers streamlines the vast abstractions of “working on yourself” into a guided tour of rigorous self-reflection. Building upon her wealth of experience in fostering the journey from monogamy to nonmonogamy, Sawyers invites you to ask yourself the big questions. Can compersion and jealousy coexist? How do we hold space for hurt we didn’t cause?

      Through 365 daily prompts, you are encouraged to develop the tools of emotional diligence that will serve you for a lifetime. For those eager to love authentically but overwhelmed by the emotional process of polyamory, this is your reminder that you don’t have to do it alone.

      Evita “Lavitaloca” Sawyers is a Black, queer, ethical nonmonogamy coach, speaker, educator and advocate. She is the creator of the Instagram series "Today’s Polyamory Reminder," which has inspired over 50,000 followers.
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      Polyamorous relationship coach Evita Sawyers’s A Polyamory Devotional shares a year’s worth of daily insights into ethical nonmonogamy. It’s an intimate look at the emotional ups and downs of polyamory and the self-awareness that is needed to navigate a complex relationship paradigm involving multiple partners.

      There is advice for anyone in any relationship in the book, as with encouragements against agreeing to commitments or behaviors that cannot be sustained and understanding that it is not necessary to be perfect to be loved. Most of the content, however, is specific to people in polyamorous relationships, who are advised against being intimidated by other people their partners are in a relationship with and not forcing opinions on a partner about another relationship they are in.

      The advice is thoughtful and sound, acknowledging that each relationship is different and must be respected. Each day’s entry concludes with a question for reflection—an opportunity to explore its observations on a personal level and to understand how the book’s lessons can be applied to any relationship. The result is an honest, insightful book that addresses the joys, challenges, and work that goes into navigating nonmonogamous relationships.

      "I found myself bookmarking specific prompts that reminded me of the things that needed work in my own relationships so I could return to them whenever I wanted a comforting reminder." — Emily Sotelo Matlack, co-host of the Multiamory podcast and co-author of Multiamory: Essential Tools for Modern Relationships
      "Through her challenges and missteps, Evita compassionately teaches us how to deal with hard feelings, navigate sovereignty, and open our hearts to love more than one person."—Evalene (Evelin) Molina Dacker, MD, family physician and creator of the STARS Talk framework for sexual communication
      "Polyamory is a constant process, and this book is the perfect format to help anyone along the journey."—Chad "polyamfam" Spangler, polyamorous entertainer and educator
      "A wealth of rich, bite-sized daily reflections to support you on your consensual nonmonogamous journey.!" —Jessica Ferm, author of Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy
      “Empathetic, witty and engaging, A Polyamory Devotional is accessible to people new to polyamory, as well as those who are long-time nonmonogamists." —Dr. Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff, author of The Polyamorists Next Door and Children in Polyamorous Families
      "An honest, insightful book that addresses the joys, challenges, and work that goes into navigating nonmonogamous relationships." —Foreword Reviews
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    Nonmonogamy and Happiness A More Than Two Essentials Guide Carrie Jenkins Canada
    9781990869167 Paperback FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships Publication Date:November 10, 2023 Print Run:2000
    $13.95 CAD 4.25 x 7 in | 0.1 lb | 120 pages Carton Quantity:70 Canadian Rights: Y Thornapple Press
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      A philosophical exploration of what happiness is and the search for meaning in nonmonogamous relationships.

      The love story we’re all familiar with ends with “ … and they lived happily ever after.” But how often do we hear a nonmonogamous love story with that ending?

      In all kinds of contexts, nonmonogamous happiness is erased. From the ubiquitous “friend who tried it once and it didn’t end well” to Dan Savage’s long-term jokes about never being invited to a polyamorous third wedding anniversary, we are repeatedly assured that nonmonogamy leads to misery.

      In “real” love, we are taught to expect the opposite: to expect happiness. When we want to ask if someone’s relationship is going well, we ask if they are “happy with” their partner. We might even ask whether their partner makes them happy. But what does love have to do with happiness? Doesn’t love have space to accommodate the full range of emotional experience? Carrie Jenkins thinks it does, or at least it can.

      She draws connections between the expectation that love will make us happy and the undue focus on positive emotions to the exclusion of “negative” ones. She argues that love—monogamous or otherwise—might better aim at being eudaimonic than at being happy, and that we have a better chance of achieving this if we are able to make relationship choices free from the prejudices and distortions that lead to an unduly rosy view of monogamy and an unduly miserable picture of the alternatives.

      Carrie Jenkins is a professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia and the author of What Love Is: And What it Could Be and Sad Love: Romance and the Search for Meaning. She holds a PhD in philosophy from Trinity College, Cambridge, and an MFA in creative writing from UBC. She has been featured in The Atlantic, the New York Times, the Globe and Mail and the Telegraph, among others.

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