Building Ethically Non-Monogamous Relationships
Welcome back to my playground, Lexual people!
I spend a lot of time talking to people about non-monogamy, and alllllll kinds of questions arise during these deep conversations.
Although there is no way to tackle all of your questions about consensually non-monogamous relationships in a single podcast episode (as ambitious as I am!), Dr. Liz Powell and I start off with some of the basics and answer a bunch of your questions in one swoop!
So if you're curious about the best ways to navigate your first steps into the sexy world of consensual non-monogamy (also known interchangeably as ethical non-monogamy), join me today with Dr. Liz Powell, a licensed psychologist specializing in non-traditional relationships, and the author of the book Building Open Relationships.
We’re going to explore different kinds of non-monogamous relationships and what each of those can potentially look like, how to develop and maintain healthy and ethical non-monogamy with your partner or partners, and the best communication tips to prevent and resolve potential conflict within these relationships.
Dr. Liz Powell is also going to talk to us about how to be authentic with yourself and with your partner(s) or your potential new partner(s) as you let them know your interest in non-monogamy. She also explains how to best frame those conversations to evoke a more positive reaction from them, and what to do if your partner isn’t as interested in the concept of non-monogamy as you are.
In an episode coming very soon with Diana Ryan, I'll be addressing more of your burning questions about different non-monogamous relationships, such as how to resolve common conflicts in open, monogamish, and other types of ethically non-monogamous relationships.
And next week, I'll be joined by Dr. Eli Sheff for a deep conversation about polyamorous relationships, including talking about different styles of being, who the partners are in these scenarios, what a polyaffective relationship can be, and how to resolve conflict and create the right physical and emotional environment to ascertain a healthy balance in any kind of poly relationship.
So, due to popular demand from all of you lovely and loyal listeners, we'll have lots of discussion about non-monogamy coming up on my podcast!