compersion


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compersion

A feeling of happiness in response to knowing that someone else is experiencing joy. It is most commonly used in reference to polyamory when one's lover is experiencing happiness in a relationship or sexual encounter with another partner. My sister is polyamorous, and she says she truly feels compersion when she sees her boyfriend with one of his other lovers—but I know I would be totally jealous in that situation.
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