What About That Lovely Compersion? It’s Not Just for Polya People

Whenever we hear about compersion it’s in a romantic poly context. It’s a feeling of joy that one partner gets when one of their partners is happy, usually because they’ve met someone new. To romantic poly folks compersion is held up as the opposite of jealousy. It’s something to strive for. It’s proof that you’ve beaten the green-eyed monster (even if you still feel it from time to time).

But what about those of us who have no jealousy with which to compare the feeling? Or, hell, what about instances where we feel joy over someone else’s success, even in…

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Formerly of Integrated Non-Monogamy, Metanoiac Alethiology, aro love terms, cuil fiction, & more; Speaker; Sensitivity Editor Cuil Press.

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Michon Neal

Formerly of Integrated Non-Monogamy, Metanoiac Alethiology, aro love terms, cuil fiction, & more; Speaker; Sensitivity Editor Cuil Press.