Common Challenges in Non-Monogamy


Presenter: Tristan Taormino




Course Description: How do people create nontraditional partnerships that are loving and satisfying? How do open relationships really work? In this lecture, Tristan Taormino shares her decades of experience in nonmonogamous communities to give clinicians tools to assist clients who face common relationship challenges and issues. She’ll discuss problems people face—from new relationship energy and time management to jealousy and agreement violations—and ways to address, cope with, and deal with them; she will also talk about the role of trauma, oppression, and power dynamics. Get skills to clarify goals, resolve conflicts, and troubleshoot nonmonogamous relationships.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • List and describe 2 common challenges and problems in non-monogamous relationships
  • Compare 2 different tools for coping and conflict resolution
  • Discuss the role of stigma, oppression, and power dynamics in non-monogamous relationships
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