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Practical Poly Issues
Handling Money in the Family: an alternative to the "common pot"
Poly families are an exercise in communal living, as many of us come to learn. Rather than reinvent the wheel, we would do well to take a few cues from intentional communities and people who have experience in group living arrangements. With this in mind, check out Catya Belfer-Shevett's article and what she's learned from years of living in her own intentional community.
Marriage is a sacred union, and needs protection, right? Well, let's see what
the Goddess of Giggle has to say on the subject!
No, we don't have more time
Step out of the Ivory Tower of Poly Theory and into my home. A poly household
does not automatically give you more free time just because there are more
hands to do the chores.
Poly Power Shopping
This article is not necessarily unique to poly
families, though they do have a
great benefit. This is something that is good for
monogamous people, too.
It's a basic outline of how we save money and time at
OLQ by limiting shopping
to once a month.
Property Sharing Contract
I recently found out that you can, indeed, write up a
property sharing contract
that will be enforced in a court of law. You don't
have to mention your
relationship status or anything. This article shows a
sample wording and
Polyamory and Homeschooling
I know this is not going to be applicable to all poly
families, but for those
of you who do, here are some various articles on
homeschooling and such.
Polyamory and economic velocity
A freak can be rich. So why not your family?
Dealing with the Press
The PolyFamilies email list got into a discussion about
an offer to one of its
members to appear on a talk show. A wonderful and
sensible woman offered this
advice -- based on her experience. Do read it!
Drawbacks of Polyamory
Polyamory is not all wine and roses. It has a great
deal of advantages, but
there are some serious disadvantages. Please read
this, so you will get a
Finding a House for the Poly Family
We had a bear of a time finding a place for all of us
to live. It's
nerve-wracking and I hope this article will spare you
at least some of our
Questionnaire for Cohabitation
Here's a great questionnaire to determine how you're
all going to get along
together while living in the same house. It's a
wonderful way to bring up
issues and nip problems in the bud before they become
really bad issues later
on. In fact, I would say that this would even be a
good idea for monogamous
couples planning to live together to fill out and
discuss. Thanks to Kai
Laughing Wolf for allowing us to use this on OLQ.
Keep a Clean House
This is just a chore chart with a link to a great
housekeeping site. I do
think that the mundane running of a house can
contribute to the togetherness or
separation of a family. This is the method we use for
keeping such things from
Budgeting and Poly Family Finance
While Marriage is made in Heaven, the bills must be
paid on Earth. Here are
some money management ideas that might help your poly
marriage become the
support system a marriage should be.
Polyamory and How to Have the Legal Benefits of Marriage
Marriage as an institution is not only an emotional
contract, but an economic
and social one. However, in the US, we are fortunate.
Here are some ideas
about how to handle inheritance and medical care issues.
What does marriage actually mean?
A disucssion of what it means to be married, what the
institution was intended
to provide and what questions you should ask yourself
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