@ref2018 oh, wow. Thank you. Apparently I have been living on an island without any connection to this part of the internet... This makes my project of re-reading the book quite so interesting!
There was this thing in the book that cought my attention as I read it - in Chapter 4: Tending Your Self. Eve's story about worthiness; how she had never experienced being worthy to such extent that she could not even imagine how it would feel like. Like, how?? That part of the book would totally make sense with the claim that Franklin would choose young, vulnerable women...
I'm not saying I believe or disbelieve either side of that clusterfuck, it's just something I thought you should know about so you can have all the angles. Any story has "more than two" sides, after all: mine, yours, and the truth.
There are a lot of good ideas in More Than Two. The problem is that *both* of the co-authors don't always practice what they preach.
I have not read Opening Up because I always thought that it is written for monogamous couples who are opening up - I might have this part wrong, though. As for me never having been in a monogamous relationship I did not think this would benefit me. However, maybe I take another look at it.Another good thorough book about polyamory, without the difficulty with the authors' backstory, is Opening Up by Tristan Taormino.
Thank you for the suggestions! I definitely prefer reading books - real books on paper - to any internet articles, so I might just get Labriola's book as well. My project of poly book reading might just change into reading several ones and comparing them.
Yeah, I think the title is sadly misleading, because it is definitely geared towards anyone who wants to have non-monogamous relationships! It's not just for couples at all. It's also for singles who want to "open up" to ENM.I have not read Opening Up because I always thought that it is written for monogamous couples who are opening up - I might have this part wrong, though. As for me never having been in a monogamous relationship I did not think this would benefit me. However, maybe I take another look at it.