Normalizing Non-Monogamy - Interviews in Polyamory and Swinging

Hi! We’re Emma and Fin! We’re a married couple in our early thirties who have been exploring non-monogamy for over a decade. Every week we interview people from across the spectrums of gender, sexuality, and relationship styles to hear their amazing stories.

Many of our guests identify as swingers or polyamorous. However, quite a few have redefined non-monogamy in their own way by blending swinging and polyamory into a unique hybrid that works for them. We hope that by giving a voice to the diverse community exploring non-monogamy that we can show people they are not alone and inspire them to embrace their true selves so that, together, we can open minds and live authentically without shame.

We hope you enjoy the show and who knows, maybe someday you’ll even be willing to share your own story. We’d love to hear it!

Ep 170 - Linda

Linda joins us for a powerful and vulnerable conversation that dives deep into the unethical side of non-monogamy. She shares with us how she transitioned from wanting the fairytale life of a monogamous marriage with two kids and a white picket fence to trying to salvage a marriage with a fading sex life by having a virtual affair with an old friend on Facebook. We're honored that we get to have conversations like this one that let us see beyond the surface of a very difficult situation for both Linda and her husband.

Ep 169 - Alice + Sam

This conversation with Alice and Sam is absolutely beautiful. For them, life is about having incredible experiences with amazing people from all over the world. They have spent the last four years together globetrotting and building a global network of open-minded people using their Instagram account. Their open-minded approach to living life to the fullest and exploring together is enviable and something to aspire to. We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we enjoyed having it. Remember to go find them on Instagram and keep up with their adventures.
 
Cooper is a polyamorous queer author and podcaster who has been exploring non-monogamy for over a decade. He started the Life on the Swingset podcast with his close friend Dylan just nine months into his journey. It began with him and his wife both individually expressing to their therapist that they wanted to sleep with other people. Eventually they shared this scary revelation with each other and started an incredible adventure together. Over the last 10+ years his journey has evolved many times and as he puts it, opening his marriage was the single most impactful decision he's ever made in his entire life.
 
Welcome back to the Power of Witness Series!
 
This is the final episode of the series in which all of the participants reflect back on the experience and talk about their takeaways and what lays ahead for them. If you haven't listened to the introduction episode for the Power of Witness series yet, we highly recommend it before jumping into this episode.
 
Power of Witness is a collaboration project with Catherine from Expansive Connection. She is a licensed counselor and relationship coach who works with people that are exploring consensual non-monogamy.
 
Power of Witness is a group coaching course in which each week a different couple is on the "hot seat" and will work one - on - one with Catherine while the other couples in the group "witness" them and then provide feedback at the end of their session. Specifically, for this series we have brought back four couples who have previously shared their stories on the podcast to sit on the hot seat over the the next four weeks. This isn't our traditional format but it was incredibly powerful for us as we joined them for the journey and we know it will be impactful for you as well.
 
In psychology, the term “bearing witness” refers to sharing ourselves and our experiences with others or holding space while others share themselves and their experiences with us. There is much we can learn when we are brave enough to open our hearts to one another. Witnessing another person and being witnessed are both gifts to the other person and to ourselves. Being on either side of witnessing is a powerful opportunity for growth through acknowledgement, understanding, and skill acquisition.
 
If you are interested in joining a future cohort (that will not be on the podcast) you can save $20 by clicking here to sign up. There are multiple cohort dates available, check it out now!
 
To access the entire Power of Witness series before it is released publicly, please join us in our Patreon community for as little as $2/mo by clicking here.
 

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Ep 167 - Anna+ Groot

Anna and Groot met at a munch about four years ago while she was married and Groot was starting to explore non-monogamy. Since then, they have become primary partners and are currently in a mono - poly dynamic. They share some amazing insight with us into how this dynamic evolved and how it is the healthiest relationship either of them have ever been in. Groot also is a hobbyist writer on Literotica and wanted us to share this link to his work. Enjoy!
Welcome back to the Power of Witness Series!
 
This week we have Laura and Casey on the hot seat. They shared their story on our show on Episode 105. If you haven't listened to the introduction episode for the Power of Witness series yet, we highly recommend it before jumping into this episode.
 
Power of Witness is a collaboration project with Catherine from Expansive Connection. She is a licensed counselor and relationship coach who works with people that are exploring consensual non-monogamy.
 
Power of Witness is a group coaching course in which each week a different couple is on the "hot seat" and will work one - on - one with Catherine while the other couples in the group "witness" them and then provide feedback at the end of their session. Specifically, for this series we have brought back four couples who have previously shared their stories on the podcast to sit on the hot seat over the the next four weeks. This isn't our traditional format but it was incredibly powerful for us as we joined them for the journey and we know it will be impactful for you as well.
 
In psychology, the term “bearing witness” refers to sharing ourselves and our experiences with others or holding space while others share themselves and their experiences with us. There is much we can learn when we are brave enough to open our hearts to one another. Witnessing another person and being witnessed are both gifts to the other person and to ourselves. Being on either side of witnessing is a powerful opportunity for growth through acknowledgement, understanding, and skill acquisition.
 
If you are interested in joining a future cohort (that will not be on the podcast) you can save $20 by clicking here to sign up. There are multiple cohort dates available, check it out now!
 
To access the entire Power of Witness series before it is released publicly, please join us in our Patreon community for as little as $2/mo by clicking here.
 

Check out the full show notes here.

https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

Catherine's Relationship Bootcamp Self-Study Course

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$10 Off - Online STI Testing

Shannon and Daev started their relationship as part of a loose triad which quickly fell apart due to distance. The two of them stayed together and continued exploring swinging. They have recently began the transition to seeing if more of a polyamorous dynamic may be a better fit for them. Everything is still pretty new and they are very open and vulnerable about the challenges and difficulties they have faced together. 
 
Welcome back to the Power of Witness Series!
 
This week we have Amanda and David on the hot seat. They shared their story on our show on Episode 53. If you haven't listened to the introduction episode for the Power of Witness series yet, we highly recommend it before jumping into this episode.
 
Power of Witness is a collaboration project with Catherine from Expansive Connection. She is a licensed counselor and relationship coach who works with people that are exploring consensual non-monogamy.
 
Power of Witness is a group coaching course in which each week a different couple is on the "hot seat" and will work one - on - one with Catherine while the other couples in the group "witness" them and then provide feedback at the end of their session. Specifically, for this series we have brought back four couples who have previously shared their stories on the podcast to sit on the hot seat over the the next four weeks. This isn't our traditional format but it was incredibly powerful for us as we joined them for the journey and we know it will be impactful for you as well.
 
In psychology, the term “bearing witness” refers to sharing ourselves and our experiences with others or holding space while others share themselves and their experiences with us. There is much we can learn when we are brave enough to open our hearts to one another. Witnessing another person and being witnessed are both gifts to the other person and to ourselves. Being on either side of witnessing is a powerful opportunity for growth through acknowledgement, understanding, and skill acquisition.
 
If you are interested in joining a future cohort (that will not be on the podcast) you can save $20 by clicking here to sign up. There are multiple cohort dates available, check it out now!
 
To access the entire Power of Witness series before it is released publicly, please join us in our Patreon community for as little as $2/mo by clicking here.
 

Check out the full show notes here.

https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

Catherine's Relationship Bootcamp Self-Study Course

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$10 Off - Online STI Testing

 

Courtney is the founder and executive director of the non-profit Something Positive for Positive People. This organization serves as an intervention resource at the intersection of the sexual and mental health stigma that connects people who are navigating the trauma of an STI diagnosis to mental health resources. Courtney has also been exploring non-monogamy for about a year and shares with us his journey in doing so while navigating pandemics, stigma, and life. He is an amazing human and this conversation is incredible. Enjoy!
 

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Welcome back to the Power of Witness Series!
 
This week we have Jill and Jack on the hot seat. They shared their story on our show on Episode 97 and Focus Fridays 1.7. If you haven't listened to the introduction episode for the Power of Witness series yet, we highly recommend it before jumping into this episode.
 
Power of Witness is a collaboration project with Catherine from Expansive Connection. She is a licensed counselor and relationship coach who works with people that are exploring consensual non-monogamy.
 
Power of Witness is a group coaching course in which each week a different couple is on the "hot seat" and will work one - on - one with Catherine while the other couples in the group "witness" them and then provide feedback at the end of their session. Specifically, for this series we have brought back four couples who have previously shared their stories on the podcast to sit on the hot seat over the the next four weeks. This isn't our traditional format but it was incredibly powerful for us as we joined them for the journey and we know it will be impactful for you as well.
 
In psychology, the term “bearing witness” refers to sharing ourselves and our experiences with others or holding space while others share themselves and their experiences with us. There is much we can learn when we are brave enough to open our hearts to one another. Witnessing another person and being witnessed are both gifts to the other person and to ourselves. Being on either side of witnessing is a powerful opportunity for growth through acknowledgement, understanding, and skill acquisition.
 
If you are interested in joining a future cohort (that will not be on the podcast) you can save $20 by clicking here to sign up. There are multiple cohort dates available, check it out now!
 
To access the entire Power of Witness series before it is released publicly, please join us in our Patreon community for as little as $2/mo by clicking here.
 

Check out the full show notes here.

https://www.normalizingnonmonogamy.com/ 

Catherine's Relationship Bootcamp Self-Study Course

Join Our Patreon Community!

$10 Off - Online STI Testing

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