This week on the podcast we unpack New Relationship Energy NRE: How it differs from a crush, what it closes down, and what it might open up – if we think about it differently.
This time on the podcast we talked about an emotion that doesn’t get much coverage: joy.
This episode we responded to a listener question about public displays of affection (PDAs). They were particularly concerned about how to navigate PDAs in a non-monogamous relationship: to what extent is it acceptable for their partner to be physically affectionate with another partner in a social situation when they are also around?
In the lead up to Valentine’s day, on the podcast we discuss saying ‘I love you’ and how it can be done consensually.
This time on the podcast we discussed ‘what’s love?’ and not just as an excuse to revisit eighties/nineties classic tunes. With Valentine’s approaching what do we mean by love, and why might we celebrate it (or not)?
(Or telling friends and family big news about us at whichever holiday time is important to you)
For the festive season we decided to tackle something we’ve often been asked about at this time of year – how to come out to friends and family – or share other big news – over the holidays.
This week on the podcast we tackled the issue of jealousy in answer to the following question…
Is jealousy healthy in a relationship? Or else, is the absence of jealousy unhealthy or even possible? If it is, how do we get there? If it’s not, what do we do to manage it? And how do we know whether it comes more from us or the behaviour of other person?
In the podcast this week we talked around a topic that a listener had emailed in about: the wisdom of getting back together with somebody you’ve broken up with.
We were inspired to do this podcast by a Dan Savage podcast where Dan suggested that a non-monogamous person starting a relationship with a monogamous person could always try a monogamous agreement for a while and then shift to a non-monogamous one.
On this week’s podcast we answered a question about how to deal with trauma responses on a hook up. A content note up front is that this episode does cover issues of sexual abuse/assault and trauma responses/PTSD. So if those things are live for you right now you might want to think about whether you want to listen or not. FYI we don’t go into any description of abuse or assault, we do have a bit more detail about possible trauma responses (fight, flight, and freeze) and what those can look like.