Individuals in or exploring consensually non-monogamous relationships (e.g. polyamory, open relationships) often run into external and internal challenges to find deep, loving, and safe connections. External challenges can include cultural, communal, and family stigma toward non-monogamy (e.g. attitudes, laws) and negotiating with new or current partners the parameters of a consensually non-monogamous relationship. Internal challenges can include anxiety, jealousy, anger, shame, guilt, rumination, and the re-injury of psychological wounds from one’s past (e.g. abuse, neglect, abandonment).