From humble beginnings in 2009, A.R.D.E.N.T. is proof that great ideas refuse to die! This relationship support group originally founded by Xenith and his fiance at the time, has continued to this very day. Countless individuals have been comforted, supported, and validated at these informal gatherings.
A.R.D.E.N.T. (Alternative Relationship Dynamics in Emotionally Nurturing Tribes) is a platform for local support group geared towards couples and individuals (18+) battling complex emotions in a predominantly monogamous society. It is licensed under a Creative Commons License, which encourages other tribes internationally to implement such a group of their own.
As humans, we are multifaceted individuals that require many levels of stimulation that our partner may not be able to fully provide. Often expecting, and in many ways demanding your “one and only” to provide everything required for a fulfilling life is not only unfair, but sometimes very unrealistic.
This group has been created to encourage exploration in the world of alternative relationship dynamics in its various forms (polyamory, honest and consensual non-monogamy, open relationships, etc.) along the path one will experience, and chart many emotional landscapes.
There tends to be numerous preconceived notions and negative connotations surrounding the terms polyamory, non-monogamy, and open relationships. Therefore the term “alternative relationship dynamics” aid in leaving it open for the individual(s) to explain their lifestyle and cultural decisions with reduced confusion.
Please join our honest, diverse, and supportive community as we overcome a myriad of difficult emotions. Together we will continue down a path of healing, compersion and unconditional love.
> Varying Non-Monogamous Dynamics
> Dating While in an Alternative Relationship Dynamic
> Techniques for Communicating
> Setting Boundaries in Your Relationship(s)
> Setting Goals and Timelines
> Feelings of Inadequacy
> Understanding and Overcoming Jealousy
> Owning Your Feelings
> Attaining a State of Compersion
> NRE (New Relationship Energy)
> Coming Out as Non-Monogamous
> Parenting in non-monogamous house-holds
And much more…