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#82 - Dr. Joli Hamilton: 20% Have Tried Non-Monogamy - The Surprising Stories Behind the Rise of Open Relationships

Season #2

If you've ever been curious about consensual non-monogamy but worry about getting caught in the clutches of the green-eyed monster, this episode is for you! Join Dr. Joli Hamilton, a brilliant research psychologist as she shares her wisdom on navigating the complexities of open relationships with presence, care, and even a dash of erotic intrigue.

Whether you're a seasoned polyamorist, a curious monogamist, or somewhere delightfully in between, Dr. Hamilton's insights will help you create relationships that are rooted in radical honesty, secure attachment, and conscious care. Ready to say goodbye to default relating and hello to more expansive love? Dive in, soak up the wisdom, and let us know your biggest "aha!" moments in the comments. Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss a delicious episode!


  • The critical difference between jealousy and envy (and why it matters!)
  • How to alchemize jealousy into deeper intimacy and even erotic fuel
  • The secret to discerning between instinctive jealousy and actual threats
  • The essential foundations you need before venturing into the wilds of ethical non-monogamy
  • Surprising truths about parenting with multiple partners (and the unexpected effects on the kids)
  • Why 1 in 5 people have dabbled in non-monogamy, and how to approach it with eyes wide open



1:50 Introducing Non-Monogamy: The Basics and Beyond with Dr. Joli Hamilton  

3:00 Jealousy Explored: Understanding Its Roots and Impact  

4:31 The Complex Triangle: Differentiating Jealousy and Envy  

7:07 The Personal Journey: Reflecting on Desires and Configurations  

9:25 Non-Monogamy Real Talk: Candid Conversations and Challenges  

19:36 Navigating Relationship Dynamics: From Security to Expansion  

21:02 Understanding Polyamory: Labels and Personal Definitions  

46:32 Parenting with Multiple Partners  

52:24 The Dish with Leah & Dr. Willow: Unpacking the Conversation


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