IT TAKES A VILLAGE ... a psychologically healthy village environment to really promote and sustain individual, couple and family life !
Psychologist in Bivins, TX
"It Takes A Village." Poly and open relationships are an expanding cultural experience now. To successfully navigate this new avenue requires a real commitment to both Truth and to Love. "Love" here is far, far beyond just "sex". It is the ability to recognize the others healthy needs and to support and encourage those needs to be met in honest and constructive manners. To be in touch with and act supportively in those needs being met in a honest, healthy and realistic manner.
Scientific research on contemplative / meditative practice clearly demonstrates the decrease in stress, negative emotions, and the increase in both insights and clearer thinking. I've practiced meditation personally for decades and also instruct in it.
At certain stages of human & group development, the use of contrasting "reality" based thought processes against negative or fear based emotional processes, becomes essential to person, couple and group development.