Are you in a Do-It-Yourself relationship? Have you and your partner(s) been making up the “rules” as you go along? Do you struggle with feeling controlled by your partner’s requests, or do you make requests that your partner feels are controlling? Are you hoping there’s a way to bring order to the chaotic universe of open relating…without sacrificing anyone’s autonomy?
In this class, you’ll learn how to decrease conflict and increase intimacy by making agreements that honor both personal autonomy and interpersonal connection. We will cover how to identify underlying needs, why agreements are more effective than rules, why “sunset” clauses can reduce resentment, and what to do when an agreement is broken.