Relationship Diversity Podcast

Carrie Jeroslow

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 really the fullest expression of who I am? Being curious, having courage to look within, and asking these important questions creates the space for joy-filled, soul-nourishing relationships. Your host and guide, Carrie Jeroslow is an International Best-Selling Author, Conscious Relationship Coach, and Intuitive. Through this podcast, she helps to normalize discussions about all different kinds of relationship structures from soloamory to monogamy to polyamory, and everything in between. This is a space of inclusivity and acceptance. The time is NOW to shift the conversation to a new paradigm of conscious, intentional, and diverse relationships.Join in as we reimagine all that our most intimate relationships can become.

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Is Polyamory an Identity or a Lifestyle Choice? With Rich and Siobhan of The Poly (Pod) Cast
6d ago
Is Polyamory an Identity or a Lifestyle Choice? With Rich and Siobhan of The Poly (Pod) Cast
Send us a Text Message.Episode 108:Is Polyamory an Identity or a Lifestyle Choice? With Rich and Siobhan of The Poly (Pod) Cast In this episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast, I have an inspiring conversation with Rich and Siobhan, the hosts of The Poly (Pod) Cast, to talk about some big discussions present in non-monogamous communities.  We discuss the significant topic of whether non-monogamy and polyamory are lifestyle choices or identities and tackle common myths and judgments surrounding polyamorous relationships.  Rich and Siobhan share their personal journey from monogamy to polyamory, highlight challenges they’ve faced and provide insights on handling societal misconceptions.  Rich and Siobhan aim to normalize diverse relationship structures and dismantle the stigma around polyamory and bisexuality. Connect with Rich and Siobhan:Website | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube | Podcast Email Rich and Siobhan: podcastthepoly@gmail.com 00:00 Debunking Non-Monogamy Myths01:28 Meet Rich and Siobhan from the Polly Podcast02:40 The Journey to Non-Monogamy04:19 Navigating the Transition06:47 The Emotional Impact of Coming Out08:22 Exploring Identity and Choice14:06 Personal Growth Through Non-Monogamy25:14 Debunking Common Myths and Judgments29:06 Navigating Monogamous Mindsets32:12 The End Goal of Non-Monogamous Dating34:43 Handling Judgments and Microaggressions40:19 Hypersexualization and Stereotypes45:17 Re-Education and Normalization51:08 Promoting Relationship Diversity51:50 About The Polly PodcastThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Healing a Sexless Relationship: Rebuilding Trust and Emotional Intimacy with Katie Ziskind
Jul 11 2024
Healing a Sexless Relationship: Rebuilding Trust and Emotional Intimacy with Katie Ziskind
Send us a Text Message.Episode 107:Healing a Sexless Relationship: Rebuilding Trust and Emotional Intimacy with Katie ZiskindIn this episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast, I talk with holistic marriage and family therapist Katie Ziskind about the challenges and solutions for couples facing sexual avoidance and emotional disconnection. Katie, an expert in addressing high-conflict cycles and intimacy issues, shares insights into understanding attachment styles, the importance of emotional intimacy, and the role of inner child work in healing relationships. Through her experience, Katie provides couples hope and practical steps to rebuild trust and intimacy, even in cases of long-term sexual avoidance cycles, infidelity and emotional turmoil.This was an amazing conversation and I learned so much from Katie’s wisdom.Connect with Katie:Website | Podcast “All Things Love and Intimacy on Spotify | Podcast “All Things Love and Intimacy on Apple Podcasts00:00 Understanding Relationship Cycles01:57 Meet Katie Ziskind: Holistic Marriage and Family Therapist03:58 Exploring Sexual Avoidance in Long-Term Relationships06:10 The Importance of Emotional Intimacy08:30 Re-Education About Pleasure and Intimacy22:13 Addressing Infidelity and Rebuilding Trust29:41 Inner Child Work in Relationships39:03 Katie Ziskind's Relationship Coaching43:07 Conclusion and ResourcesThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsite🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
From Monogamish to Somatic Therapy: A 2024 Mid-Year Podcast Review
Jul 4 2024
From Monogamish to Somatic Therapy: A 2024 Mid-Year Podcast Review
Send us a Text Message.Episode 107:From Monogamish to Somatic Therapy: A 2024 Mid-Year Podcast ReviewIn this mid-year review episode of the Relationship Diversity Podcast, I provide a comprehensive overview of the first 25 episodes of 2024, covering a wide array of topics related to relationship diversity. These include somatic therapy, overcoming rejection, non-monogamous relationship structures, and the importance of community and authenticity in diverse relationships. I also reflect on key milestones, such as surpassing 10,000 downloads and publishing the 100th episode. The episode aims to make it easier for listeners to find specific episodes of interest, offering quick recaps and insights from various guest experts. Are you interested in a topic I haven’t explored? Send me a message to let me know what YOU want to learn about.Look for the "Send Me A Message" tab at the top of these show notes.00:00 Introduction to Biannual Reviews00:33 Welcome to the Relationship Diversity Podcast01:23 Reflecting on 2024 Milestones02:20 Mid-Year Episode Highlights03:45 -27:56 Episodes 81-106 Recaps27:57 Closing thoughtsEpisode 28: Year-End Review: A GREAT 1st Episode to Introduce You to this PodcastEpisode 52: So Much to Listen To! Where to Start? A Mid-Year Review of the Relationship Diversity PodcastEpisode 80: Struggling with Your Relationship? Jump to Your Best Resource in this Year-End ReviewThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Finding Tenderness While Facing Relationship Challenges with Molly Reagh
Jun 27 2024
Finding Tenderness While Facing Relationship Challenges with Molly Reagh
Send us a Text Message.Episode 106:Finding Tenderness While Facing Relationship Challenges with Molly ReaghIn this episode, I welcome relationship coach and associate social worker, Molly Reagh. We discuss the intricacies of how relationships act as mirrors and messengers for personal growth. Molly shares insights on differentiating between pain and suffering and emphasizes the importance of tenderness towards oneself during challenging periods. The conversation delves into the value of parts work, understanding and embodying personal values, and how to cultivate self-compassion. Molly also provides practical advice on how to navigate complex emotions and relationship dynamics consciously and intentionally. 00:00 Understanding Pain vs. Suffering01:44 Meet Molly Reagh: Relationship Coach and Social Worker03:09 Diving into Relationship Dynamics07:03 Exploring Bonobo Relationships13:06 Navigating Emotions and Relationships27:33 Connecting Physical Sensations to Memories28:08 Healing Through Self-Energy28:35 Wisdom from Past Experiences28:50 Acknowledging and Greeting Your Inner Child29:48 No Bad Parts: Embracing All Aspects of Self30:05 Humanizing Our Behaviors30:27 Unshaming and Tenderizing Our Experiences31:38 The Role of Safety in Our Actions32:38 Internalizing Safety and Judgment34:34 People Pleasing and Relationship Dynamics37:29 Empowerment Through Self-Reflection38:41 Cultivating Self-Compassion and Tenderness40:43 Values Work: Guiding Principles for Authentic Living43:59 Embodiment and Attunement to Values45:07 The Importance of Quiet Time and Self-Care47:57 Connecting with Molly and Her Work49:46 Conclusion and Podcast InformationConnect with Molly: Website | Instagram This is Relationships Reimagined. Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.  ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ Get Your Free Relationship Diversity Guide Connect with me:YouTube Instagram Website 🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure Protocol Get my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for Good Podcast Music by Zachariah Hickman Support the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Is Compersion Easier For Some More Than Others? with Dr. Marie Thouin
Jun 20 2024
Is Compersion Easier For Some More Than Others? with Dr. Marie Thouin
Send us a Text Message.Episode 105:Is Compersion Easier For Some More Than Others? Exploring How Social Positionality Influences Compersion with Dr. Marie ThouinIn this episode, I welcome back Dr. Marie Thouin, a leading expert on compersion, to discuss her most recent research and findings. We delve into the complexities of compersion and its intersection with social positionality, examining how factors like age, race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and geographical location influence the experience of compersion in consensually non-monogamous relationships. Dr. Thouin shares insights from her new book, detailing the socio-psychological aspects of compersion, its broader applications beyond CNM, and the importance of supportive communities. The episode also highlights future research directions and practical advice for those navigating non-monogamous relationships.Connect with Marie:Compersion Website | Website | InstagramBuy Marie’s Book:Roman and Littlefield | AmazonEpisode 51: Embracing Compersion: The Transformative Power of Joy in Non-Monogamous Relationships with Dr. Marie Thouin00:00 Introduction and Hypothesis00:22 Welcome to the Relationship Diversity Podcast01:27 Introducing Dr. Marie Thouin05:23 Defining Compersion11:14 Social Positionality and Compersion22:12 Age and Compersion30:13 Geographical Location and Compersion32:52 Socioeconomic Status and Compersion36:09 Race and Compersion40:20 Sexual Identity and Compersion43:03 Future of Compersion Research50:27 Conclusion and ResourcesThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music bSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Advocacy and Support for Non-Monogamy with Brett Chamberlin
Jun 13 2024
Advocacy and Support for Non-Monogamy with Brett Chamberlin
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 foundational values embedded in non-monogamy, and the significant impact it can have on society. We discuss the importance of visibility, community, and legal advocacy in advancing acceptance and rights for non-monogamous families. The conversation covers tangible steps for advocacy, OPEN's organizational strategies, and the upcoming Week of Visibility for Non-Monogamy. Brett provides valuable insights for those interested in supporting diverse relationship structures and contributing to a more just and joyous future. 00:00 Introduction to Non-Monogamy Values00:47 Welcome to the Relationship Diversity Podcast01:49 Introducing Brett Chamberlain and OPEN02:47 Brett's Journey into Activism04:41 The Birth of OPEN10:45 Strategies for Non-Monogamous Advocacy17:45 The Importance of Community22:42 Future Visions for OPEN26:28 Steps for Legislative Change32:49 Week of Visibility for Non-Monogamy32:58 Introduction to the Week of Visibility33:55 Feedback and Expansion to a Week34:36 Organizing Local and Online Events36:03 Daily Themes for the Week of Visibility38:27 Supporting Non-Monogamous Individuals40:56 Volunteering and Donations44:31 The Broader Vision for Non-Monogamy47:03 Challenging Norms and Personal Growth54:50 Final Thoughts and Resources Join OPEN's email list: |  Week of Visibility |  OPEN’s Non-Monogamy Reading List | Join OPEN’s Community DiscordThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsite🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
From Monogamy to Monogamish: Reimagining Modern Relationships
Jun 6 2024
From Monogamy to Monogamish: Reimagining Modern Relationships
Send us a Text Message.Episode 103: From Monogamy to Monogamish: Reimagining Modern RelationshipsIn 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 some degree of sexual or emotional openness. I explore the origins of the term, its benefits, and various examples of how monogamish arrangements can be personalized to fit unique partnership needs.  I emphasize the importance of communication, trust, and flexibility, and offer practical advice for those considering this relationship structure.  The episode also includes reflective questions to determine if a monogamish setup could be right for you and your partner, along with steps to navigate the transition from traditional monogamy. 00:00 Introduction to Monogamish Relationships00:47 Welcome to the Relationship Diversity Podcast01:38 Carrie Jeroslow's Personal Journey with Relationships04:16 Exploring the Term 'Monogamish'09:16 Examples of Monogamish Relationships12:40 Characteristics for Thriving in a Monogamish Relationship19:47 Steps to Transition to a Monogamish Relationship24:06 Conclusion and Additional ResourcesThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsite🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
The Art of Non-Monogamous Matchmaking: Insights from Matchmaker, Daniella Guimaraes
May 30 2024
The Art of Non-Monogamous Matchmaking: Insights from Matchmaker, Daniella Guimaraes
Send us a Text Message.Episode 102: The Art of Non-Monogamous Matchmaking: Insights from Matchmaker, Daniella GuimaraesIn 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 figure in the non-monogamous community, driven by her passion for fostering honest and meaningful connections. Daniella shares her innovative approach to matchmaking, where transparency, openness, and intimacy are at the forefront. She discusses the complexities and nuances of non-monogamous relationships, offering valuable insights into her methods and strategies for helping clients find their ideal matches. From navigating different levels of openness to understanding intimate preferences and libidos, Daniella's expertise shines through in every aspect of her work. Learn about her offerings from hosting upscale, curated events that promote deep, respectful connections to full-service matchmaking, and discover the significant impact of thoughtful matchmaking in a world increasingly open to diverse relationship structures. Whether you're curious about non-monogamy, exploring it yourself, or simply interested in the art of modern matchmaking, this episode is a treasure trove of information and inspiration. 00:00 Opening Thoughts01:41 Conversation with Daniella Guimaraes: A Non-Monogamous Matchmaker02:20 Daniella's Journey into Non-Monogamous Matchmaking04:47 The Matchmaking Process and Importance of Honesty06:03 Exploring Non-Monogamy Spectrum with Clients06:34 The Role of Coaching in Matchmaking13:54 Events and Social Club: Expanding the Non-Monogamy Community19:25 The Future of Non-Monogamy and Closing Thoughts25:44 Final Words and ResourcesConnect with Daniella:Daniella’s Events | Matchmaking Services | Free WhatsApp Community | InstagramThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsite🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Support the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Exploring the World of Solo Polyamory
May 23 2024
Exploring the World of Solo Polyamory
Send us a Text Message.Episode 101Exploring 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 emotional fulfillment.  Listeners will also learn how to determine if this unique relationship style aligns with their values and how to communicate it effectively to potential partners.This is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.Learn more about intentionally shifting your relationship structure by listening to these episodes: Episode 24: Do these 3 Things Before Attempting to Open Up a Monogamous RelationshipEpisode 48: Shifting Your Relationship Structure: How Timing Can Influence Your DecisionEpisode 56: Opening Up Your Relationship – Part 1: When You Want to Open Your Relationship and Your Partner Doesn’tEpisode 58: Opening Up Your Relationship – Part 2 When Your Partner Wants to Open Your Relationship and You Don’t 00:00 Introduction to Solo Polyamory00:34 Exploring Relationship Diversity01:24 Personal Encounter with Solo Polyamory04:02 Deep Dive into Solo Polyamory09:35 Addressing Misconceptions and Judgments14:13 Is Solo Polyamory Right for You?16:50 Communicating Your Solo Poly Structure19:00 Conclusion and Invitation to Explore Relationship Diversity19:37 Announcements and Resources  ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me: YouTubeInstagramWebsite🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Celebrating 100 Episodes: Reflections, Intentions, and a Giveaway!
May 16 2024
Celebrating 100 Episodes: Reflections, Intentions, and a Giveaway!
Send us a Text Message.Episode 100Celebrating 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 diversity (whether soloamory, monogamy, open relationships, non-monogamy or polyamory and everything in between), highlighting the concept's role in enabling people to create relationships that align with their identities. I also look at how the podcast started and how it’s going. I see if I am holding true to the vision and to all I spoke about in Episode 001 from September 2022.Celebrating the growth and learning over 100 episodes, I announce a giveaway and invite you to enter a giveaway to win an energetic guidance session with me. To enter, leave a review for the podcast here or on your podcast streaming service. Take a screenshot and email it to me at love@carriejeroslow.com  If you podcast service doesn’t allow reviews, you can email me a review to use on my website. The deadline is May 31, 2024 and a winner will be chosen on June 1, 2024 and notified on June 3, 2024.The commitment to expanding the dialogue on relationship diversity and challenging conventional relationship paradigms remains strong, with anticipation for the next 100 episodes.Read testimonials about my sessions here. 00:00 Welcome to the Relationship Diversity Podcast01:18 Celebrating 100 Episodes: Reflections and Future Visions02:16 The Journey of Relationship Diversity Podcast03:15 Exploring the Depths of Relationship Diversity06:06 The Impact of Conversations and Connections06:58 Navigating the Complexities of Relationships08:51 The Power of Personal and Collective Evolution12:08 A Special Giveaway: Engage and Win15:03 Looking Ahead: The Future of Relationship Diversity16:08 A Heartfelt Thank You and InvitationThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me: YouTube | Instagram🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Support the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
The Intersectionality of Race and Non-Monogamy with Dr. Christopher Smith
May 9 2024
The Intersectionality of Race and Non-Monogamy with Dr. Christopher Smith
Send us a Text Message.Episode 099:The Intersectionality of Race and Non-Monogamy with Dr. Christopher SmithThis 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 insights into supporting underrepresented relationship communities. The conversation covers the challenges African American non-monogamous individuals face, including racial, economic, and intergroup discrimination, as well as phobias around sexuality and gender identity. They emphasize the importance of being an ally and advocate for marginalized communities by being a disruptor in societal norms and legal systems. They highlight their academic studies on the lived experiences of consensual, non-monogamous African American college students and discuss future research and advocacy plans. We also touch on the history of non-monogamous structures, the impact of religious and societal programming, and the need for more inclusive support systems in academia, local and federal governments, and beyond.Connect with Chris:Instagram | TwitterEmail:  tenabilitymovement@gmail.comAdvocacy and Support:APA Division 44 Consensual Non-monogamy Task Force Chosen Family Law Center00:00 Exploring the Intersection of Race and Non-Monogamy01:27 Diving Deep with Dr. Christopher Smith: Race, Non-Monogamy, and Advocacy04:55 Dr. Smith's Personal Journey into Non-Monogamy09:26 The Historical Context of Monogamy and Non-Monogamy18:29 The Impact of Non-Monogamy on African American College Students25:52 Advocacy and Future Directions in Non-Monogamy Research33:17 Becoming an Ally and Advocate for Marginalized Communities44:18 Final Thoughts and ResourcesThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me: YouTubeInstagramWebsite🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Support the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
The Tension Between Authenticity and Belonging in Diverse Relationships
May 2 2024
The Tension Between Authenticity and Belonging in Diverse Relationships
Send us a Text Message.Episode 98The Tension Between Authenticity and Belonging in Diverse RelationshipsDrawing 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 newfound self-awareness, sets the stage for a candid discussion about the courage to live life on our own terms. We have an innate need to belong.And yet, we also have a profound desire to express our individuality.These are many times at odds but what if they could support each other?In this episode, I explore small steps you can take to learn who you are, and embrace your authenticity day by day while also delicately balancing your need to fit in, belong and connect. And of course, we do this through the lens of relationship diversity. Whether you are exploring soloamory, intentional monogamy, open relationships or polyamory, this episode will invite you to go deeper into your own self-exploration.This is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity Guide🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolConnect with me: YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton, Part 2
Apr 25 2024
Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton, Part 2
Send us a Text Message.Episode 097:Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton Part 2Discover 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 roadmap to understanding and nurturing the unique needs within any relationship, especially within the intricate polycule dynamic. Susan, with her infectious enthusiasm, unpacks the lessons from generations of relationship diversity, offering strategies from sexual biohacking to fostering lifelong passion. You're in for an enlightening discussion that not only highlights the beauty of diverse relationships but also the pivotal role of communication in making every intimate encounter meaningful.Susan introduces you to the "platinum rule" of relationships, underscoring the importance of treating partners according to their desires and needs. You'll learn how this rule distinguishes itself from the old "golden rule" and how it can enhance understanding and fulfillment within your own relationships. This episode is your invitation to transform your relationships through the profound journey of self-exploration with practical steps and exercises that can set you on a path to more compassionate and loving connections.Connect with Susan:Website | Instagram | the 20store | BetterLover.Com Get your Relationship Values Workbook🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolGet Your STI Full Panel At-Home TestThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton, Part 1
Apr 18 2024
Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton, Part 1
Send us a Text Message.Episode 096:Wisdom From Our Polyamorous Elders with Susan Bratton Part 1Discover 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 roadmap to understanding and nurturing the unique needs within any relationship, especially within the intricate polycule dynamic. Susan, with her infectious enthusiasm, unpacks the lessons from generations of relationship diversity, offering strategies from sexual biohacking to fostering lifelong passion. You're in for an enlightening discussion that not only highlights the beauty of diverse relationships but also the pivotal role of communication in making every intimate encounter meaningful.Susan introduces you to the "platinum rule" of relationships, underscoring the importance of treating partners according to their desires and needs. You'll learn how this rule distinguishes itself from the old "golden rule" and how it can enhance understanding and fulfillment within your own relationships. This episode is your invitation to transform your relationships through the profound journey of self-exploration with practical steps and exercises that can set you on a path to more compassionate and loving connections.Connect with Susan:Website | Instagram | the 20store | BetterLover.Com Get your Relationship Values Workbook🔥 Up Your Pleasure with this Pleasure ProtocolThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships. ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
The Monogamous Programming in Our World Runs Deep!
Apr 11 2024
The Monogamous Programming in Our World Runs Deep!
Send us a Text Message.Episode 95The 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 the tides of traditional relationship expectations, this episode dives into the stigmatization and stereotypes facing those who choose to love differently. We challenge the misleading narrative suggesting that growth is exclusive to monogamy, and instead, we celebrate the personal evolution that occurs across all forms of relationships. I share insights from my own ongoing journey of unlearning mononormative views, inviting you to reconsider and reshape the way you think about forming deep, lasting bonds. This isn't just about questioning the status quo—it's a call to action for inclusivity and an embrace of the diverse tapestry of human connection.This is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.Chosen Family Law CenterOPEN (Organization for Polyamory and Ethical Non-Monogamy ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
What Makes Polyamory Work (Part 2) with Libby Sinback
Apr 4 2024
What Makes Polyamory Work (Part 2) with Libby Sinback
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 conversation. Check out Part 1 here.  In this part, we go into Libby’s expertise with the questions, “What makes polyamory work?” And“What makes polyamory NOT work?”Libby has so much experience personally and with the thousands of clients she has worked with individually and through her group program.   You don't want to miss this one!  Connect with Libby:Website | Making Polyamory Work Podcast   This is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.      ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
What Makes Polyamory Work (Part 1) with Libby Sinback
Mar 28 2024
What Makes Polyamory Work (Part 1) with Libby Sinback
Send us a Text Message.Episode 093:What Makes Polyamory Work (Part 1) with Libby SinbackThis 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 talk with the insightful Libby,Inspired by her AND wanting to include everything we talked about, I broke this conversation into 2 episodes with Part 2 coming out next week.In this part, we share our personal experiences about relationships, healing, leaning into discomfort and so much more. Libby also shares her past experiences with her own journey into polyamory.Libby has so much experience personally and with the thousands of clients she has worked with individually and through her group program. You don't want to miss this one!Connect with Libby:Website | Making Polyamory Work PodcastOne of my favorite MPW episodes: For Your MomThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.    ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:  YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Deepening Connections Through Rope Play with Sexologist, Eros
Mar 21 2024
Deepening Connections Through Rope Play with Sexologist, Eros
Send us a Text Message.Episode 092Deepening Connections Through Rope Play with Sexologist, ErosHave 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 histories and cultural identities, understanding how they color the patterns of our intimate expressions. Eros reveals her transformative journey from an early sexual awakening to an empowering post-divorce self-discovery.Embarking on a sensual exploration of sexuality, Eros explores all the aspects of Shibari, a rope technique from Japan.  We explore how casual sex encounters can be embroidered with intentionality and care. We highlight the importance of Shibari as an art, meditation, therapy, and path to erotic pleasure, and how it challenges conventional beliefs about sex and pleasure.We discuss the significance of informed consent, the nuances of enthusiastic versus exploratory consent, and the role of aftercare in enhancing connection. Eros shares transformative stories that illustrate the profound impact of ethical and consensual rope play on personal relationships and self-expression. Whether you're curious about the logistics of a Shibari session or eager to learn how to make your own sexual encounters more meaningful, this conversation promises to offer a new perspective on the powerful connections possible through respectful, consensual BDSM practice.Connect with Eros:Website | InstagramThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.    ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:  YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
The Metamorphosis of Intimate Relationships For New and Seasoned Parents with Markella Kaplani
Mar 14 2024
The Metamorphosis of Intimate Relationships For New and Seasoned Parents with Markella Kaplani
Send us a Text Message.Episode 091:The Metamorphosis of Intimate Relationships For New and Seasoned Parents with Markella KaplaniHave 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 peel back the layers of emotions and psychological adjustments that come with the passage into parenthood. Markella, with her dual expertise in couples counseling and child psychology, offers profound insights into the transformation known as 'matrescence' and its ripple effects within the family unit. Parenting is no small feat, and this episode brings to light the stark contrast between societal narratives and the real, lived experiences of new parents. From identity loss to the myth of maternal fulfillment, we tackle the hard truths about the expectations placed on parents and the need for authentic support systems. Communication, a cornerstone of any healthy relationship, comes under the microscope as we dissect the challenges faced by parenting partners. We confront the shame and guilt that can plague mothers, preventing them from seeking much-needed help, and the emotional disconnect fathers might experience without shared parenting moments. The conversation culminates with strategies to foster effective communication and understanding between partners, how narrationo can transform conflict into connection. Connect with Markella:Website | InstagramThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.    ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:  YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.
Uncovering Generational Relationship Wounds and Holistic Healing with Jayden Aubryn
Mar 7 2024
Uncovering Generational Relationship Wounds and Holistic Healing with Jayden Aubryn
Send us a Text Message.Episode 090:Uncovering Generational Relationship Wounds and Holistic Healing with Jayden AubrynWhat 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 was hard to narrow it down to one topic. All of their information is tied to the methodology of holistic healing - looking at our whole self, not as separate parts but as a complex person made up of so many aspects interwoven into one. We discuss:Generational Influence on our emotional landscapeHolistic healing and what our poo says about our emotional stateThe intersection of gender and relationship diversityWhat our emotions are trying to tell usHow to choose intentional living as opposed to default livingAnd so much more! You don't want to miss this one!Connect with Jayden:Website | InstagramThis is Relationships Reimagined.Join the conversation as we dive into a new paradigm of conscious, intentional and diverse relationships.    ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️ ✴️Get Your Free Relationship Diversity GuideConnect with me:  YouTubeInstagramWebsiteGet my book, “Why Do They Always Break Up with Me? The Ultimate Guide to Overcome Heartbreak for GoodPodcast Music by Zachariah HickmanSupport the Show. Please note: I am not a doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, counselor, or social worker. I am not attempting to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any physical, mental, or emotional issue, disease, or condition. The information provided in or through my podcast is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by your own Medical Provider or Mental Health Provider. Always seek the advice of your own Medical Provider and/or Mental Health Provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your specific circumstance.