50 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 • 73 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.

    Discovering Your Queerness

    Discovering Your Queerness

    Libby invites her best friend Mara on the podcast to answer a listener who recently discovered they were queer. Libby and Mara what it was like for them to realize you're queer later in life.

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    MORE READING FOR YOU:

    Bisexual vs. Pansexual: https://www.minus18.org.au/articles/what's-the-difference-between-bisexual-and-pansexual

    Does Being Polyamorous Mean that You're Queer Belong: https://medium.com/polyamory-today/polyamory-and-the-lgbt-community-3a8a52debbc3

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    Find Libby on the Web: https://libbysinback.com

    The Relational Nonmonogamy Circle: http://relationalnonmonogamy.com

    Learn more about coaching at http://talktolibby.com




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    • 41 min
    Being Asked to Step Back

    Being Asked to Step Back

    This episode welcomes a special guest, Mary Thuell, to answer a listener question about being asked to put her relationship on pause so her partner can work things out in their nested relationship. Mary and Libby share their thoughts and experiences with this situation.

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    SHOW LINKS

    She's a Polyamorous Sunday School Teacher: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/shes-a-polyamorous-sunday-school-teacher-one-of-those-things-bothered-her-date/2019/04/08/394a1096-4a64-11e9-b79a-961983b7e0cd_story.html

    Emily Dickenson's Letter to Mary Bowles: http://archive.emilydickinson.org/correspondence/mbowles/l262.html


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    • 29 min
    Say Thank You to Your Jealousy

    Say Thank You to Your Jealousy

    Libby shares one way she likes to handle jealousy - say thank you to it?

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    OTHER GREAT RESOURCES ON JEALOUSY

    The Jealousy Workbook: Insights and Techniques for Managing Open Relationships by Kathy Labriola

    The Jealousy Survival Guide by Kitty Chambliss

    Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

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    • 20 min
    What if My Partner's Other Relationship is Abusive?

    What if My Partner's Other Relationship is Abusive?

    Libby invites Shannon Perez-Darby to answer a listener question about what to do when you're in a relationship with someone who is in what appears to be an abusive relationship. CN: abuse, domestic violence

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    SHOW NOTES

    National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/ (or call 1-800-799-SAFE)

    Shannon Perez-Darby: https://www.shannonperezdarby.com/

    Resources for Accountability and Transformative Justice and Supporting Safer Communities: https://transformharm.org/

    Friendship as Social Justice Activism: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/F/bo26275235.html

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    • 40 min
    Nobody Wants to Be a Wet Blanket

    Nobody Wants to Be a Wet Blanket

    In this episode, Libby introduces an unusually effective tool for combatting overconfidence without ruining the fun when you're in the throes of new relationship energy.

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    SHOW LINKS

    Freakonomics Episode on Failure: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/failure-is-your-friend-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/

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    • 14 min
    Will the Kids Be Alright?

    Will the Kids Be Alright?

    Finally an episode on polyamorous parenting. Libby shares her take.

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    SHOW LINKS

    How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/769016.How_to_Talk_So_Kids_Will_Listen_Listen_So_Kids_Will_Talk

    Untamed: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52129515-untamed

    On Disruption: https://anchor.fm/makingpolywork/episodes/When-Life-is-Turned-Upside-Down-ecpob2

    Slow Down to Break Up: https://anchor.fm/makingpolywork/episodes/Slow-Down-to-Break-Up-edjjsa

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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

allie6886 ,

Informative

This podcast addresses communication, boundaries, and self-care in a really easy, informal way!!! Great resource!!!!

EnemaMan ,

Amazing!

As my wife and I are new to polyamory, we were
looking for ways to get get helpful info to help on our journey. This podcast has been a truly inspiring and helpful source. Thanks Liby!

mercurini ,

Great podcast

Libby gives solid, practical, clear and very thoughtful advice on polyamory and relationship practices in general. Give a listen!

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