August 7th, 2021 | Season 3 | 23 mins 16 secs
boundaries, codependence, codependent, polyamory, relationship
Codependence is hardly a new concept, but is it a useful one? This week Laura looks at alternate ways to discuss relationships that struggle with being all-consuming.
July 31st, 2021 | Season 3 | 39 mins
agreements, boundaries, polyamory, relationship, saying no
In all kinds of relationships, but especially romantic and polyamorous network ones, being trusted to say 'no' when you mean it and hold your boundaries by 'guarding your yes' for things you mean to keep your word to is an essential life skill. In this episode we discuss why saying 'no' can be difficult, signs you aren't reserving 'yes' for times you mean it enthusiastically, and how to transition into a pattern of using 'No' more often and 'Yes' intentionally.
June 12th, 2021 | Season 3 | 39 mins 49 secs
anniversary, coming out, consensual nonmonogamy, jealousy, polyamory, triads
In which we celebrate 1 year of the Ready for Polyamory Podcast, Ken interviews me but we didn't really decide that in advance, and much silliness ensues because We Did It Live.
June 5th, 2021 | Season 3 | 31 mins 12 secs
consensual non-monogamy, jealousy, open relationships, polyamory
A discussion of strategies and solutions for different forms and presentations of jealousy, envy, and fear of missing out.
May 29th, 2021 | Season 3 | 37 mins 19 secs
communication, labels, polyamorous, polyamory, relationships
In a discussion of labels, their connotations, and how they uniquely apply in polyamorous situations, Laura examines different labels for relationships in particular.
May 22nd, 2021 | Season 3 | 47 mins 22 secs
agreements, boundaries, opening up, polyamory, relationship
Laura tells all! (Well, not quite) in a discussion of how to make early relationship agreements, with detailed examples from her early relationships.
May 15th, 2021 | Season 3 | 41 mins 58 secs
breakups, polyamory, relationships
Laura discusses Polyamorous breakups, how they differ from monogamous ones, theory and practice
May 8th, 2021 | Season 3 | 31 mins 49 secs
consensual nonmonogamy, jealousy, polyamory, relationship anarchy, relationships
Laura discusses the application of CNM, polyamory, and relationship anarchy theory to fwb and play partner relationships and the joy points and points involved.
May 2nd, 2021 | Season 3 | 47 mins 27 secs
In an examination of the Relationship Anarchist Manifesto, Laura and David Overton look at how different relationships can fit polyamorous norms or not within the principles of relationship anarchy.
April 24th, 2021 | Season 3 | 35 mins 40 secs
coping, emotions, partners, polyamory, processing
Laura and Orphne discuss processing difficult emotions and conflicts internally and externally and the pros and cons of both approaches.
April 17th, 2021 | Season 3 | 40 mins 22 secs
attachment, attachment theory, love, polyamory, relationship, security, trauma
Jessica Fern appears to discuss Attachment Theory, trauma, and secure relating in polyamorous relationships in an interview.
April 10th, 2021 | Season 3 | 54 mins 35 secs
adhd, coach, disability, polyamory, relationship, sex educator
Laura & Rachael Rose of Hedonish talk about disability, accessibility, and how the polyamorous community can best address the needs of its members with disabilities.
March 13th, 2021 | Season 2 | 40 mins
boundaries, insecurity, polyamorous, polyamory, relationship
Laura and Seva talk about ways polyamory is well-suited to help people work through their insecurities in themselves and in relationships.
March 6th, 2021 | Season 2 | 57 mins 50 secs
domestic partner, legal, marriage, polyamory, relationship
Laura and her guest examine some possible paths for future legal acceptance of polyamorous relationships , based on growing social acceptance. #notlegaladvice.
February 27th, 2021 | Season 2 | 34 mins 40 secs
d/s, polyamory, power exchange, relationship
Laura (sans guest, because the pandemic has disabled her planned guest!) discusses polyamory and power exchange relationships.
February 20th, 2021 | Season 2 | 1 hr 10 mins
apology languages, conflict resolution, love languages, metamour, polyamory
This week on the Ready for Polyamory Podcast, Laura talks with Orphne Sicarius for this podcast episode focused broadly on Love Languages and Apology Languages, and how these concepts apply in polyamorous networks. The conversation expands to include conflict with metamours and trauma informed interpersonal interactions.