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Every relationship is as unique as you are. Relationship Diversity Podcast aims to celebrate, question, and explore all aspects of relationships and relationship structure diversity. Together, we’ll bust through societal programming to break open and dissect everything we thought we knew about relationships. We’ll ask challenging and transformational questions, like: Who am I? What do I really want in my relationships? Am I in this relationship structure because it’s all I know or is it real ...
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Learning how to Break Free from religious and social programming to truly live a life of authenticity and pleasure. We look at how shifting our mindset about Sex and Sexuality can radically change our relationships and allow them to be more fun, honest, safe, connected, ethical and authentic. We delve into Sex Positivity and what that is while also looking at things like Love Languages, Attachment Styles, and Boundaries to help us Break Free from relationship myths that are keeping us stuck ...
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What happens when your relationship (or your life) doesn't look the way you thought it would or were told it was supposed to look? Libby talks with Carrie Jeroslow about how having a relationship diversity mindset may help you make peace and even embrace with how your life and love actually work for YOU. Carrie's Website: https://www.carriejeroslow…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 104: Advocacy and Support for Non-Monogamy with Brett Chamberlain, Executive Director for OPEN In this episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast, I talk with Brett Chamberlain, the executive director of OPEN, an advocacy nonprofit for polyamory and ethical non-monogamy. Brett shares his personal journey, the foun…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 103: From Monogamy to Monogamish: Reimagining Modern Relationships In this episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast, I dive into the concept of 'monogamish' relationships—a hybrid between monogamy and open relationships. Coined by Dan Savage, this term represents relationships that blend primary commitment with …
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Episode79: Who Is the Real You Under the Story? Explicit Today my special guest is Michaela Gaffen Stone. Michaela Gaffen Stone is a lifelong traveler and student of life, diving into new places and experiences with enthusiasm. Her journey has had many twists and turns, all with valuable points of learning. Her passion for helping elevate others fr…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 102: The Art of Non-Monogamous Matchmaking: Insights from Matchmaker, Daniella Guimaraes In this compelling episode, I dive deep into the world of non-monogamous matchmaking with pioneering matchmaker Daniella Guimaraes. Daniella, the founder of Velvet Ties, shares her unique journey from modeling to becoming a key f…
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If you're struggling and need help with your relationships, where should you turn? Libby shares her advice on how to find good help. Meta analyses of studies that show that therapeutic alliance matters more than therapeutic modality for positive outcomes in therapy: https://psycnet.apa.org/PsycARTICLES/journal/pst/55/4 APA article explaining: https…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 101 Exploring the World of Solo Polyamory In this episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast, I dive into the concept of solo polyamory. I discuss the integration of autonomy and independence in multiple romantic relationships, common misconceptions, and how the solo poly structure fosters personal growth and emot…
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Episode78: What is the Open Relationship Roadmap? Explicit Today my special guest is one of our listeners, Laura Brodati. She is a mom to two awesome little boys and works part time in her small town as a Medical Assistant. She has been with her very supportive husband Jon for 14 years and they have recently decided to dip their toes into the world…
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What is compersion? Can you cultivate compersion in yourself and in your relationships? Libby invites Marie Thouin, PhD to discuss her research and book on this important and sometimes misunderstood topic in polyamory. Marie's book! https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538183939/What-Is-Compersion-Understanding-Positive-Empathy-in-Consensually-Non-Monogamou…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 100 Celebrating 100 Episodes: Reflections, Intentions, and a Giveaway! In the 100th episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast, I reflect on the journey of the podcast and the exploration of relationship structure diversity. Marking a significant personal milestone, I delve into the evolution of relationship diver…
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Libby is joined by Genevieve King of Chill Polyamory to discuss individualism, community care, and ways you can shift your mindset to ecological thinking within polyamorous (or not!) relationship structures. Genevieve's Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/chillpolyamory Genevieve on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3PUizxdp_vj2A5fUdBgzgw …
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 099: The Intersectionality of Race and Non-Monogamy with Dr. Christopher Smith This episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast features a deep dive into the intersectionality of race and ethical non-monogamy with Dr. Christopher Smith. Dr. Smith, an equity advisor, and diversity expert, shares their journey and in…
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Episode77: The Shame Cycle and Why We Conform with Charlotte Harris Explicit Today my special guest is Charlotte Harris. "As a sugar addiction expert, I help people to break free from the toxic cycle of shame and dieting through coaching and hypnosis. Our team draws on a wealth of knowledge, research and experience to deliver quality to our clients…
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Libby invites Courtney Brame of Something Positive for Positive People to discuss herpes, stigma, and sexual health.Something Positive for Positive People: https://www.spfpp.org/ SPFPP Podcast: https://www.spfpp.org/podcast Herpes Stigma Virtual Conference in May: https://www.spfpp.org/offerings/p/conferences Courtney's Instagram: https://www.insta…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 98 The Tension Between Authenticity and Belonging in Diverse Relationships Drawing from the wisdom of thought leaders like Gabor Mate, we delve into the complex tango of attachment and authenticity that defines our interactions and self-concept. My own story of emerging from the shadows post-divorce, armed with newfo…
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Libby discusses the distinction between offers and requests in relating and how important it can be to make sure you're saying what you actually mean. Kai Cheng Thom's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kaichengthom/?hl=en Spectrum of Consent: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kvYW4eSVKRuwUt5Mc-DnCyNVzvA036f8/view?usp=sharing Marcia Baczynski on D…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 097: Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton Part 2 Discover the keys to unlocking the joys of relationship diversity as I sit down with Susan Bratton, an authority on intimacy who brings a treasure trove of insights into the realms of polyamory, communication, and deep connection. This episode is a roa…
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Episode76: The Transformative Power of Sexual Fantasies with Artemisia Explicit Today my special guest is Artemisia de Vine. Sexual Fantasy expert who teaches the world's leading sexperts the meaning of our sexual fantasies, and how to bring them out of our heads and into our beds! Author of upcoming book: The Spirituality of Smut: The surprising w…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 096: Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton Part 1 Discover the keys to unlocking the joys of relationship diversity as I sit down with Susan Bratton, an authority on intimacy who brings a treasure trove of insights into the realms of polyamory, communication, and deep connection. This episode is a roa…
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Libby shares her thoughts about debate about whether hierarchy is bad or wrong in polyamory. Additional reading: Lola Phoenix - the Hierarchy Polyamorous People Don't Talk Enough About: https://www.nonmonogamyhelp.com/the-hierarchy-polyamorous-people-dont-talk-enough-about/ Ready for Polyamory - Is there a Problem with Hierarchy https://www.readyfo…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 95 The Monogamous Programming in Our World Runs Deep! Have you ever found yourself questioning the long-held belief that monogamy is the one-size-fits-all solution to love and commitment? In today's episode, I peel back the mononormative curtain that has shrouded our views on relationships for centuries. Navigating t…
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Episode75: Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Avoidance w/ Katie Ziskind Explicit Today my special guest is Katie Ziskind. Katie specializes in coaching disconnected couples who want to stay together and want to work together after high conflict fights, anger issues, affairs, sexual avoidance, and sexual rejection to develop a foundation of emotional con…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 094: What Makes Polyamory Work (Part 2) with Libby Sinback This week's episode is super special to me. I got to have a conversation with my friend, Libby Sinback, a relationship coach and host of "Making Polyamory Work." We've had several long conversations, but this is one that got recorded! This is part 2 of our co…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 093: What Makes Polyamory Work (Part 1) with Libby Sinback This week's episode is super special to me. I got to have a conversation with my friend, Libby Sinback, a relationship coach and host of "Making Polyamory Work." We've had several long conversations but this is one that got recorded! It's a heart-to-heart tal…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 092 Deepening Connections Through Rope Play with Sexologist, Eros Have you ever found yourself feeling a void from casual sex? My special guest, certified sexologist Eros, joins me, to unravel the intricacies of rope play and BDSM within the tapestry of casual encounters. We stitch together narratives of personal his…
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Episode74: The Cost of Conformity with Carrie Jeroslow Explicit Today my special guest is Carrie Jeroslow. Best-selling author and Relationship Diversity Advocate, Carrie Jeroslow, is passionate about bringing intentionality into intimate relationships by releasing the programming of what we’re taught relationships SHOULD be and shifting to what we…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 091: The Metamorphosis of Intimate Relationships For New and Seasoned Parents with Markella Kaplani Have you ever wondered how the rollercoaster of parenthood can redefine who we are and the fabric of our closest relationships? In a heart-to-heart with the Parenting and Relationship Counselor, Markella Kaplani, we pe…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 090: Uncovering Generational Relationship Wounds and Holistic Healing with Jayden Aubryn What an amazing conversation this was! I had the pleasure of talking with Jayden Aubryn, a trailblazing psychotherapist whose insights into intentional living challenge the norms of relationships. We talked about so much that it …
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Episode73: Loving the Life You Have with Nina Powell Explicit Today my special guest is Nina Powell. Purposed with infectious inspiration, Nina is the founder of the Wild, Divine, Orgasmic Leadership Movement. Nina is sharing her liberation with the world's most impeccable women through individual and group experiences and retreats. Her clients, th…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 089: Dismantling Your Debilitating Inner-Critic There's a voice inside us that can be both a relentless critic and an encouraging coach; it's a complex presence that I know all too intimately. Join me as I share how this internal commentator has both driven me to succeed and left me second-guessing my every move. I h…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 088: The Importance of Finding a Resonant Community with Noa Elan of Bloom Ever feel like your relationships are coloring outside the lines of societal norms? You're not alone. Join me as I sit down with Noa Elan, the visionary CEO of Bloom Community, for a heart-to-heart conversation about the importance of cultivat…
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Episode72: A Former JW's Journey to Self Love and ENM Explicit Today my special guest is Ariel. I will keep her anonymous as she was kind enough to share her vulnerable story with us and allow me to interview her. This beautiful girl has had quite a journey growing up as a Jehovah's Witness and eventually leaving the church. There is so much shame …
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Most folks practicing nonmonogamy accept that no one person can meet all their needs. And yet, sometimes it can be challenging when a new partner starts meeting needs that haven't been met by an established relationship. In this episode Libby explores the trickiness when new relationships fulfill desires that established ones don't some ideas to he…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 87 All About Play Parties with Chez Jennings Ever wonder about play parties? Join my awesome guest, Chez Jennings, co-founder of Friends With Benefits and Gaze, as she gives you a 101 course all about play parties - what they are, all the different kinds of parties, how to find one, how to prepare for your first one,…
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This week Libby shares a re-release from December 2019 about the science of compassion, and why it's key to loving relationships, including the one with yourself. The Gottman Institute on Contempt: https://www.gottman.com/blog/this-one-thing-is-the-biggest-predictor-of-divorce/The Harvard Business Review on Self-Compassion: https://hbr.org/2018/09/…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 086: Busting Through Relationship Programming to Experience Cosmic Love with Niki Manavi As part of my Lived Experiences Series, in this episode, I talk with Niki Manavi about her non-traditional relationship with her cosmic soul partner, Johnny. We unravel the complexities and wonders of non-traditional relationship…
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Episode71: Kinky Wellness with Dana Shergill Explicit Today my special guest is Dana Shergill. Dana Shergill is a Kinky Wellness Educator and owner of The Partition: Home of Kinky Wellness. With close to a decade's worth of public and private education, as well as first-hand experiences, Dana helps people curious about BDSM and Kink enter the play …
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Part two of Libby's conversation with Dr. Joli Hamilton where they discuss how navigating differences can open a relationship and the people in it into transformation. Joli's website: https://www.jolihamilton.com/ The Year of Opening: https://www.jolihamilton.com/TYO --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/makingpolywor…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 085: How To Live Life On Your Own Terms with Relationship Coach, Randi Robbins Have you ever felt like you're living by someone else's script, especially with your relationship? In this episode, I talk with Randi Robbins, a therapist turned life and relationship coach. Our conversation sheds light on challenging soci…
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What happens when exploring different relationship styles reveals uncomfortable differences between you and a partner? In this episode, Libby talks with Dr. Joli Hamilton about polyamory as a sacred process of individuation and grief. Joli's website: https://www.jolihamilton.com/ The Year of Opening: https://www.jolihamilton.com/TYO --- Send in a v…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 084: How To Spot Red AND Green Flags in Your Relationships with Helen Snape Have you ever felt like you were wearing a mask, displaying a fake smile just to keep the peace? Helen Snape, an award-winning healthy relationship coach, joins us to unravel the complexities behind our emotional facades and guides us toward …
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Episode70: Are You Living a "Turned On Pussylicious Life?" Explicit Today my special guest is Kim Coffin. She is a certified Trauma Informed, Somatic (body-based) Empowerment & Sexuality Coach, Bestselling Author & Teacher, a graduate of Layla Martin’s Institute of Integrated Tantric Sexuality, and founder of Get Your Sexy Back. She specializes in …
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Long-requested, Libby discusses solo polyamory with Crystal Byrd Farmer, author, organizer, diversity consultant.. and solo polyamorist. SHOW LINKS: Crystal's website: https://crystalbyrdfarmer.com/ Crystal's book: https://newsociety.com/books/t/the-token Solo polyamory: https://solopoly.net/2014/12/05/what-is-solo-polyamory-my-take/ --- Send in a …
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 083 Overcoming the Betrayal of Rejection: Lived Experiences with Janice Holland Join me as I talk with Janice Holland, a beacon of strength and a licensed professional counselor, where she shares her story of how growing up in an ultra-religious community, contributed to an emotionally manipulative marriage. Her cand…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 82 The Hidden Message Beneath Relationship Discomfort A certain level of relational discomfort is normal in intimate relationships. When faced with an argument or disagreement, the nervous system gets activated and many people instinctively choose to fight or run away. But what if there was a different way to look at…
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Episode69: Is It Really About Sex? Explicit Welcome to EPISODE 69! Topher Lynn from Ep 52, aka "Sex God" and leader of the Canadian Elephants, is back. He's the creator of the game Sip, Strip or Smooch and author of Compersion Conversations, available on Amazon. Today, we created a very special 2 hour episode with lots of humour, fun, and education…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 081: Your Body Never Lies: How Somatic Therapy Can Catapult Your Diverse Relationship Experience with Dedeker Winston and Orit Krug Do you feel like you have been working on your stuff for years and yet can't seem to release old hurt and trauma? Have you listened to hour after hour of podcasts, ready a bookshelf full…
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