72 episodes

Grounded in reality and untamed honesty, Libby Sinback tackles the hard questions about how to create and maintain authentic, loving and healthy nonmonogamous relationships.

Making Polyamory Work Libby Sinback

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 109 Ratings

Grounded in reality and untamed honesty, Libby Sinback tackles the hard questions about how to create and maintain authentic, loving and healthy nonmonogamous relationships.

    9 Relationships of a Modern Marriage

    9 Relationships of a Modern Marriage

    Did you know that marriage as conventionally practiced in the 21st century (in a lot of the world at least) is actually like... 9 different relationships. In this episode, Libby explains those 9 relationships, and how what marriage is trying to do is pack a whole village into one other person. She asks the question, what could we do instead that might work better?

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    SHOW LINKS

    Marriage, a History, by Stephanie Coontz: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/291184/marriage-a-history-by-stephanie-coontz/

    The Relational Nonmonogamy Circle: https://libbysinback.com/rnmc


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    • 31 min
    Know Your Power

    Know Your Power

    How empowered are you in your relationships? Have you stopped to notice where you might be disempowered... or too empowered? In this episode, Libby talks about power dynamics and how important it is to name them if you want to have relationally-empowered partnerships.

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    Libby is presenting at Southwest Lovefest Virtual Con April 24th! https://www.swlovefest.com/virtualcon22

    Want help creating empowered relationships? Check out the Relational Nonmonogamy Circle. Next cohort starts April 25. https://libbysinback.com/rnmc/


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    • 27 min
    On Drop

    On Drop

    Do you know what drop is? In this episode, Libby explains drop, what it is, why it's rough, and what you can do to make it a little easier to deal with.


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    • 15 min
    Veto Happens

    Veto Happens

    The relationship veto is a controversial topic in polyamory circles. Libby talks about what vetoes are, how they can happen without being called a veto, and how they aren't always a bad thing.


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    • 31 min
    Yes Intent Does Matter

    Yes Intent Does Matter

    "Intent doesn't matter." That statement has cropped up in multiple conversations online and in person over the years. In this epsiode, Libby shares why that simply isn't true, at least not when it comes to a valued relationship.


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    • 28 min
    For Your Mom

    For Your Mom

    In this episode, Libby speaks to parents of adult polyamorous children who may be having a hard time with the idea.



    SHOW LINKS: 

    It's Called Polyamory: https://thorntreepress.com/its-called-polyamory/

    When Someone You Love is Polyamorous: https://thorntreepress.com/when-someone-you-love-is-polyamorous/

    The Coffee Break Primer on Polyamory: https://adapowers.medium.com/the-coffee-break-polyamory-primer-6c64b4dc53de

    This Heart Holds Many, My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family: https://thorntreepress.com/thisheartholdsmany/

    The Polyamorists Next Door on Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-polyamorists-next-door




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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

username432 ,

Amazing Helpful Perspective

I love the way Libby approaches and explains things. She goes into detail and explains how to approach a problem instead of giving black and white rules. Much of what the advice applicable to healthy monogamous relationships too not just polyamory.

Cruisemedicine ,

Love this podcast

One of the best Poly podcasts out there. I was hooked after the first episode.

REMims ,

Longtime listener.

As someone who has consumed A LOT of polyamorous content, I really appreciate this podcast because it goes beyond all the intro poly topics that have been talked about to death & really digs into the complexities of relationships & how to make them work. It’s always practical & straightforward, with great examples. I think people of any relationship style, intimate or otherwise, monogamous or otherwise, will find it useful. Also, as a Black, queer person, this podcast does not necessarily cater to me, but I also don’t feel excluded or alienated or othered by the content. I think it tries to acknowledge & address power dynamics and the isms, without being overbearing.

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