118 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 • 193 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.

    My #1 Dating Tip

    My #1 Dating Tip

    Let's think about dating and rejection differently. Shine your light.


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    • 17 min
    Relationship Diversity with Carrie Jeroslow

    Relationship Diversity with Carrie Jeroslow

    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.com/


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    • 57 min
    How to Get Help

    How to Get Help

    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://www.apa.org/monitor/2019/11/ce-corner-relationships




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    • 37 min
    Nerding out on Compersion with Marie Thouin

    Nerding out on Compersion with Marie Thouin

    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-Monogamous-Relationships

    Marie's Compersion Resources: https://www.whatiscompersion.com/

    Marie's Coaching Website: https://www.loveinsight-dating.com/

    Marie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/love_insight_dating/


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    • 52 min
    Community Care with Genevieve of Chill Polyamory

    Community Care with Genevieve of Chill Polyamory

    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

    Genevieve's website: https://www.chillpolyamory.com/


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Sexual Health When You're Positive with Courtney Brame

    Sexual Health When You're Positive with Courtney Brame

    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.instagram.com/courtneybrame_/

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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

Katharina0312 ,

I listen to this podcast every day!

I listen to this podcast every day when I go to bed. Libby’s insights, experience, her voice, the speed of delivery, her compassion, her extensive training, the absence of advertisement, the complete absence of random blabbering, the concise words and essential quality of her thoughts… everything makes this a great podcast. Unlike many others, she isn’t just doing this podcast to gain popularity; she lives and breathes this material and each episode is well thought out and on a narrow topic. I’ve been listening to all episodes for 1.5 years or so and I still find so many gems.

TKPippin ,

New to Poly

I’m new to polyamory and recently came out to my husband of 20 years about this after having an affair. It has not been my first affair to be transparent. It has been a struggle but we are managing to communicate our feelings with each other peacefully for the first time in all these years. He doesn’t feel the same as I do, but is trying to understand. Amicable divorce and coparenting is an option on the table. But he is open to learning and I’m hoping he will change his mind over time.

Your podcast was recommended in a Facebook forum I’m in, and I couldn’t be more grateful that I’ve found it. So far, it has really helped me understand the different dynamics that can happen in polyamory. Also in figuring out why polyamory resonates with me and being able to effectively articulate that with my husband.

As someone raised in a religious conservative family, my feelings, thoughts, and ideas would not be received well and I learned growing up not to talk about things that went against this narrative.

I’m an artist and have always had friends in the LGBTQ+ community, and while I’ve always been an out of the box type of thinker, I never really understood the trials and struggles related to them “coming out” to family and friends as I am not queer. I have a much better understanding of that now…and greater empathy.

What I really appreciate about your podcast is the kindness and love you demonstrate when addressing difficult topics such as using polyamory to fix a relationship, and trying to push something too fast, as I have really been ready to jump right in, while my husband is trying to heal and mourn the loss of something he thought he had. I have gained a lot of insight into my own motives and what I feel would really be authentic for me in my life, being carefully honest and forthright, while being there for my partner, listening to him, and leaning into each other.

The way you address topics in such a way shows me that you really care about your audience and want to see the transitions and choices they make go as smoothly as possible. It answers a lot of questions I’ve had on polyamory and has me thinking a lot about what that might look like for my family, how it could affect the things that I do hold dear and important in my life.

I still have not figured all this out, and have a tendency to idealize relationships, but through these messages I have been able to kinda step back and realize that it is all fluid and not to try to force something that needs to work out organically, but to also be proactive in areas that do need attention, including reconciliation, healing, and communicating my needs and distinguishing them from my wants, and being my authentic self, loving and forgiving myself for knowing now what I didn’t know then.

Can’t really thank you enough for what you do! Just listening everyday to learn more, and open myself up to possibilities, whether good or bad, and preparing myself for both.

the mighty meatshield ,

Massively helpful

We have been in the lifestyle for a couple of years, but recently stumbled in to something that may be more. I was feeling confused and a bit lost and decided to look for something to help me navigate how I’ve been feeling. This podcast has been immensely helpful both in the strategies and hearing the experiences of others which has made me feel less alone in the journey. I can’t say thank you enough.

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