Cultivate Compersion in Your Relationships Jun 22, 2024

3 minute read

Compersion, the mystical beast of all emotions, an antidote to jealousy, a pleasurable feeling of joy for your partner’s joy… how do you get there? 

If you treat compersion as something that just happens to you magically, it may never arrive, but compersion expert...

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Rebuilding Trust and Exploring Non-Monogamy: Lessons from Betrayal Jun 15, 2024

4 minute read

Navigating the emotional landscapes of relationships after experiencing betrayal is a complex journey, and one that cannot be skipped when exploring non-monogamous relationship structures. The meaning you’ve made from past experiences with betrayal is worthy of attention. ...

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ACT Therapy for Non-monogamous People with guest expert Dr. River Farrell, PsyD Jun 01, 2024

3 minute read

Exploring Non-Monogamy: Insights and Guidance from Episode 154 of the "Playing with Fire" Podcast

In the diverse landscape of relationships, non-monogamy often emerges wrapped in misconceptions and a dearth of informed research. Episode 154 of the "Playing with Fire"...

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Limerence vs. New Relationship Energy May 25, 2024

3 minute read

Have you ever had really strong feelings for someone— so strong that they took over your brain (and maybe even your life)? That kind of obsession can be super exciting, but it can also have big consequences on the rest of your life.

Limerence and New Relationship Energy (NRE)...

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Taking a productive break in your relationship May 18, 2024

3 minute read

Relationship stress? Learn how to take strategic breaks

When navigating the intricate dynamics of non-monogamous and polyamorous relationships, the tension can sometimes mount to overwhelming levels. Constant communication, while often beneficial, can also escalate stress if not...

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What is Justice Jealousy? May 11, 2024

4 minute read

It’s an awesome summer night. You’re feelin’ that sweet wave of compersion, excited that your partner has met someone new and things are feeling stable in your non-monogamous adventure right now.  Then they surprised their new flame with a weekend getaway....

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Making fair agreements in polyamory and non-monogamy May 04, 2024

4 minute read

“We just want to make sure we stay on the same page. You know, things are fair,” Kevin said. With a smooth tone and an easy smile, he joked with me about how this would protect his future with his wife. He was confident that keeping things even-steven in their...

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Relationship Agreements 101 Apr 27, 2024

4 minute read

You already have relationship agreements. But do they work? Most don’t. Thousands of conversations over the past fifteen years have made it clear that most agreements are vague, implicit, and just waiting to cause disappointment. 

 Establishing clear, intentional...

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Can my attachment style do non-monogamy? Apr 20, 2024

3 minute read

Introduction to Non-Monogamy and Attachment Theory

Are you considering opening up your relationship or exploring polyamory? As a depth psychologist and a long-time participant in non-monogamous relationships, I believe understanding your attachment style is crucial for anyone...

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Comperstruggle Oct 02, 2023

~ 6 minutes ~

Gritting my teeth and staring out the car window I said two words that can only be categorized as disingenuous: “I’m fine.”

But really, I want to be fine. I want to be more than fine, I want to feel warm, cozy, and filled with the lightness of being that I was...

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Creating Conscious, Compassionate Open Relationships Aug 28, 2022

~ 72 minutes ~

 

 

 

The following transcript was generated by AI, so enjoy the AI-flavored word choices and unconventional name spellings,


Ken Hamilton
Hello again.

Joli Hamilton
Hi. I'm so here we sit, continuing our hot guesting summer and not video recording ourselves because...

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Expansive Intimacy Aug 21, 2022

~ 68 minutes ~

Burnout sucks, and it's everywhere. We talk with Jim Young, The Centered Coach, about his book Expansive Intimacy and about intimacy as the opposite of burnout. His book will be available this fall (2022).
Check out Jim's website at www.thecenteredcoach.com.

The following transcript...

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