Language Lesson #1: Compersion

21 Nov

Due to unfortunate circumstances, I missed a blog post yesterday, November 20th. AL and I were on our way back to Columbus from Baltimore and found ourselves on the side of the road in a cloud of smoke, waiting in the chilly rain for a tow. We ended up getting home late, without enough time for me to make an entry before midnight.

Today, I’d like to teach you a new word. The word is “compersion”.

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Image courtesy of Polyamory Next Door. To You.

Compersion is what happens when you experience empathetic happiness or joy on account of your current or former romantic partner’s enjoyment coming from a source other than yourself.  It has its grounds in the polyamorous community and is often considered the opposite of jealousy.

Now you know.  The next time you feel happy upon seeing your partner’s happiness, you’re feeling compersion.

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One Response to “Language Lesson #1: Compersion”

  1. Amirah November 22, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    I nominated you for the VBA!

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