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East Bay Poly Potluck and Discussion Group

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You are hereby invited to the East Bay Polyamory Potluck and Discussion group happening next Tuesday 2/16/16, at Guava in Emeryville, starting at 6:30pm. All are welcome, whether you are in a poly or open relationship, or just curious. Join us for a presentation and discussion about polyamory, and for fun people and delicious omnivore-friendly potluck food!

This is a NEW location! Doors open at 6:30pm, and discussion begins at 7:30pm. Cleanup begins around 10pm.

Come join us for casual conversation, a delicious omnivore-friendly potluck dinner, and a pleasant evening with like-minded people. Polyamorous, poly-curious, and poly-friendly folks of all persuasions are welcome.

REMEMBER: The EBPP/DG is s a "dry" event -- please leave wine and beer at home. Feel free to bring non-alcoholic drinks!

This month's topic: KISSable Agreements -- The Workshop!

Agreements are a cornerstone of successful relating, especially in multipartner relationships. In this presentation, Dawn shares some key components of creating successful relationship agreements from her KISSable Agreements Workbook ( http://www.loveoutsidethebox.com/kissable-agreements.html ). These tools and processes are drawn from the real-life experiences of her clients, numerous discussion/focus groups, and published books and articles. The presentation includes group discussion and exercises to help you learn and practice key concepts such as:

- Getting to win-win-win
- Why your relationship NEEDS your needs
- The difference between "requests" and "demands" and why that matters
- Safer sex agreements vs. Relationship Agreements - what's the difference?
- Five reasons why even good agreements sometimes fail
- How to use Time-Limited Agreements to rebuild broken trust

Come learn how a little structure can create space for fabulous freedom, and improved relationships of all kinds.

(Note: This workshop is modified from the successful one Dawn presented in September 2015 at the 1st Conference on Non-Monogamies & Contemporary Intimacies: https://nmciconference.wordpress.com/ Aren't you glad you can learn it here, and not have to travel to Portugal?? ;)

Suggested Donation: $20-10 (no one turned away for lack of funds.) This donation honors and partially compensates both host and facilitator for time and expenses. Thank you for supporting the continued existence of our community and events!

(Please note that Kelly is generously donating his wonderful event space to us for this evening, which normally costs several hundred dollars to rent. If you are able to contribute to his success -- and our community! -- with an extra $5 or $10, both he and I would be grateful!)

Questions?
About the group in general: [masked] or [masked]

About the location to Kelly: [masked] (https://www.facebook.com/messages/kelly.guava)
http://www.facebook.com/GatheringsAtGuava

East Bay Poly Potluck also has a Yahoo group for discussion and announcements. Join at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eastbaypolypotluck .

We look forward to seeing some of you very soon in Emeryville at this NEW EBPP/DG location!

Dawn
EBPP/DG Facilitator & presenter

Kelly Guava
Host

PS:
We also love volunteers, so if you'd like to contribute and are short on cash, let the organizer or host know what you might be able to offer!

PPS: We especially welcome attendees from the 5th International Conference on Monogamy and Non-Monogamy, happening in Berkeley Feb. 12 - 14. Interested? There's still room for you to attend that conference, at which Dawn will be presenting on the topic of Jealousy! Find out more at http://www.thesaar.com

PS: Looking for the PPP/Poly Pool Party (which is a separate event)? More info here: http://bit.ly/oVjQra