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The 3 Keys to Opening Your Relationship Without Tears

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Iron Giant Loft

1080 23rd Ave

Oakland, CA

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Curious about ethical non-monogamy, but already in a relationship you don't want to lose? Ready to open your relationship and your heart, but want to make sure you avoid as many ‟newbie mistakes” as you can?

The benefits of practicing non-monogamy are exciting... and the potential pitfalls can make polyamory and other forms of open relating seem intimidating to even the most rock-solid partnerships. Sex, intimacy, and relationship coach (and veteran polyamorist!) Alex S. Morgan shares the three keys to successfully opening an existing relationship so that you can begin your adventures from a solid foundation, using practices that will help all of your relationships thrive.

In this 90-minute workshop, we'll cover:

  • How to overfill your partner's love tank using communication strategies that keep you focused on what works in your relationship
  • The five ingredients that will help you and your partners apologize to each other in ways the other can hear
  • Four questions that will guide you and your sweetie toward shared expectations before you open your relationship
  • How to develop realistic relationship agreements that grow with you on your journey
  • Navigating relationships with your partner's partners
  • The biggest cause of jealousy—and how to proactively minimize it

Come smooth out your learning curve and learn the three keys to exploring open relationships in a way that nourishes your existing relationships, while teaching you relationship skills you can use to level up across all of your connections.

This workshop is focused on partnerships transitioning to open relationships and polyamory; much of the material applies to triads and people practicing solo polyamory as well, but the unique challenges of solo polyamory will be covered in an upcoming workshop.

If you'd like to come early and connect with folks, we'll have optional socializing time (potluck welcome) from 6:30 - 7 PM. The workshop starts at 7 PM.

COST

$20 per person, $35/pair, $50/triad

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1080 23rd Ave, Oakland, CA (BART accessible; free on-street parking. Suite number provided after registration or contact Alex privately for pay-at-door: alexsebastianmorgan@gmail.com)

ACCESSIBILITY

First floor, no stairs or steps, all gender restroom, low fragrance/low chemical space. Please arrive scent-free for our attendees with fragrance sensitivities.

Residential loft space with cats; we have non-drowsy antihistamines on-site if you need them. (Cats will be in a back room during the workshop, but they might peek out and watch the workshop from the upstairs ledge.)

Plenty of couch and armchair seating (4 couches, 3 armchairs) as well as mats and cushions for stretching out and lounging on the floor.

Text or email Alex if you have any questions or concerns: (510) 480-0235 / alexsebastianmorgan@gmail.com


ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR

Alex S. Morgan is a sexuality, intimacy, and relationship coach, a sexual rights advocate, and a sacred intimate. Working directly with clients’ sexualities since 2004 has given Alex a deft sensitivity to the needs of people exploring new facets of themselves and an understanding of the power of connection in both our public and private lives. A firm believer in continuing education and support for all adults exploring sex, gender, and relationships, Alex presents internationally on relationships, kink, sexuality, gender, and related policy issues at venues ranging from private workshops to public organizations, Stanford to SXSW. They offer workshops, facilitated events, and inservice trainings by request. Alex is available for individual, couples, or group coaching, face to face at their Bay Area practice or worldwide via phone and Skype.

Follow Alex S. Morgan on Facebook, on Twitter as @Alex_S_Morgan, on Instagram, on FetLife, or at http://alexsmorgan.com

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