An anchor partner is an emotional support partner with whom you have a strong connection and helps ground and balance you. An anchor partner may or may not be a nesting partner, romantic partner or sexual partner.
Couple Privilege is the advantage a two person partnership has. It is a priority that is given to a couple over other relationships. Often this is manifested in society when the couple is open to the world about their own relationship, but not other relationships. It is often seen when an invitation is made with a +1 and it is assumed the known partner is will be the +1.
Poly For Us article: What is Couple Privilege?
Ethical Non-Monogamy (ENM) is a consensually agreed upon relationship structure that allows those involved to engage with more than one partner, romantically, sexually, or emotionally. People negotiate and agree to the terms of their non-monogamous relationship. There are several types of ethical non-monogamy including open relationship, swinging, monogamish, polyamory, polygamy, and relationship anarchy.
Existing or Established Relationship Energy
Existing or Established Relationship Energy (ERE) is the comfort and security you feel with a longer term partner. It comes from knowing someone for a long time and knowing them well. It is often contrasted with New Relationship Energy (NRE). Also called Old Relationship Energy.
Relationship structure that places more importance on some relationships over others, and can assign ranking to different partners. Usually one primary partner.
A relationship structure that doesn’t rank one relationship over another one. In this structure, one person doesn’t have power or influence over other relationships.
Old Relationship Energy
A telemour is a partner’s of a partner’s partner or a partner of a metamour.
- Telemours and New Relationship Energy on Poly.land