Identity

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Who are you? Identity: “the condition of being oneself or itself, and not another” “condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish or identify a person or thing” Social Identity: “Social identity is a person’s sense of who they are based on their group […]

Ritualisation and power dynamic relationships

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Ritual exists through all cultures and parts of humanity.  From weddings to birthdays and religion to getting ready for work in the morning.  Humans like ritual.  In fact it could be said that we need it. “…..ritual, whether secular or sacred, binds groups together, ensuring their harmonious functioning by generating and maintaining orders of meaning, […]

“Endings”

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It’s often not a nice thing to think about and more often not a nice thing to experience.  Endings can be painful. Whether it is the end of a relationship due to break-up, release, abandonment or death.  These are painful things to experience in any type of relationship but are there additional considerations when the […]

Is this Love?

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  Are power dynamic relationships loving relationships?  Do they have to be?  Can they work with love?  or without it? I guess it comes down to the individual relationship and those within it, and how “love” is defined.  Love means different things to different people and we generally accept that there are different kinds of […]

Navigating the holidays in a power dynamic relationship

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Christmas can be a stressful time.  Christmas can be a lonely time.  Christmas can be a wonderful and fun time. Whatever Christmas and the holidays mean to you there are often expectations that means that it is different than other times of the year.  For many people, whatever type of relationship they are in Christmas can […]

Getting to know your tribe.  Dancing the dance of social interaction.

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Personal ramblings……. Social skills might not seem very relevant to power dynamic relationships but if you think about it, social skills are about communication and that is vitally relevant to PDRs.  Being in a power dynamic relationship often lays down boundaries and protocols that can make the interactions between the parties of a relationship much […]

Being your slave, what should I do?

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Being your slave, what should I do but tend Upon the hours and times of your desire? I have no precious time at all to spend, Nor services to do, till you require. Nor dare I chide the world-without-end hour Whilst I, my sovereign, watch the clock for you, Nor think the bitterness of absence […]