Conventional wisdom has it that the key to happiness is a stable, committed monogamous relationship. We’re told that its antithesis, non-monogamy, could only spell disaster. And besides – why would people forsake security for anything else?
Israeli-Australian author Lee Kofman is well-versed in these arguments. In her new book The Dangerous Bride: A Memoir of Love, Gods and Geography, she charts a long period of her life when she was non-monogamous and shares with us the results.
The Dangerous Bride takes us from Tel Aviv to Melbourne, through one destructive relationship and the slow disintegration of a marriage, and introduces us to others whose relationships were strengthened or marred by non-monogamy. She learns of a friend’s infidelity, speaks to a happy polyamorous “family”, and chronicles one of the most fiery threesomes of recent history: Anaïs Nin and Henry and June Miller.
I spoke to the delightful Lee Kofman from Melbourne.
The Dangerous Bride: A Memoir of Love, Gods and Geography is written by Lee Kofman and published by Melbourne University Publishing.
Visit Lee’s website at: www.leekofman.com.au
Interview broadcast on ArtSound FM.
Interview air date: 11 October 2014.