Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE

Elisabeth “Eli” Sheff, Ph.D., is the foremost academic expert on polyamorous families with children world-wide. Her first book, The Polyamorists Next Door: Inside Multiple-Partner Relationships and Families details the results of the first 15-years of her study of polyamorous families with children. Stories from the Polycule: Real Life in Polyamorous Families is Sheff's second book, and her third book is When Someone You Love is Polyamorous: Understanding Poly People and Relationships . An expert witness, relationship coach, Guardian Ad Litem, educational consultant, and speaker with a background in academic sociology, Dr. Sheff specializes in gender and sexual minority families, kink/BDSM, and consensual nonmonogamies. She is the CEO at Sheff Consulting.

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The Polyamorists Next Door

Using empirical information based in academic research, this blog explores the issues facing polyamorous relationships and families. It covers topics as diverse as sexuality to parenting, jealousy to coming out to families of origin, and employment and housing discrimination to online dating. 

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