Watch polyamory married and dating showtime
The popular Showtime reality docu-series, which followed one triad and one quad, concluded its first season last August.After that, the stars of the show made the media rounds, appearing on Dr.Drew, The Ricki Lake Show, and as experts in various online articles.In October, show producer and director Natalia Garcia put out a call for new applications, although the second season was yet to be confirmed. It's still unknown whether the new season will include any of the previous participants. Unless you’ve been overseas or under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Showtime series that’s been running this summer about polyamory. For those of you also in this position, I’ve been told that it’s possible to view online, but I don’t know if that’s legal, so I won’t make any recommendations. 😉 For those who just want to check the reactions of the poly community to this sensation, Jessica Karels of Modern Poly has done some really good reviews of the series. Drew, and some interesting commentary about that showed up in the Poly Weekly podcast. Of course, whether polyamory and adultery are the same thing certainly depends on your point of view, and it probably goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that I don’t share that point of view.I haven’t seen it yet (though a friend in So Cal has sent me some disks of the first three episodes–sweet! ;^) Someone in our local poly community (thanks, Ellen Nichols!
) also wrote to me to give I thought it was an excellent show – Dr.
Drew seemed non-biased, as I was saying…and he had a female therapist with him who was similarly non-judgmental and said she had worked with many Poly couples over the years.
Her message was, to put it succinctly, that Poly can work very well, in the SHORT run.
But that many couples underestimate the harm they can inflict on each other when they underestimate the hurt feelings that come with jealousy. ;^) Most [mono] therapists fail to allow for the fact that some people don’t experience jealousy at all, and that for those that do, it’s quite possible to learn how to use the data provided by the jealous feelings, without harming each other at all.
Both agreed that the 2 couples on the show seemed to have above-average communication skills, and that’s something that is needed to make this work. The problem is not the jealousy itself–feelings are just feelings.