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0:00 Introduction and host chat
Intro, under-18 warning and re-direction to www.scarleteen.com
Polyamory Weekly may be sporadic over the next few months due to some issues in the family; check out minx’ reading of Kay Kenyon’s story, The Acid Test, on Escape Pod
3:10 Listener Mail
Bill Beattie is “chuffed” that we liked his article on jealousy; J from England rants about Erik Kerouak and how the U.S. is doomed (yeah, we know); a propos of Kerouak, Tyler wrote in to share a link to Kerouak’s actual slide presentation on Oxytocin; 6:20 A wrote in even though she’s not poly, but her boyfriend recently shared a threesome fantasy and realized that, because they are monogamous, it was important to be receptive to her partner’s fantasy; she also asked about vees and triads are formed; K wrote in to ask about jealousy with respect to disabilities–how does one deal with being jealous about the good physical health and activity level of a partner’s partners when one is limited by a disability; minx asks for suggestions but also mentions coming to terms with the limitations personally first, independent of a partner
18:10 Topic: Emotional Intelligence
Steve Hein created “The Ten Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People,” including that high EQ peopl
- Label their feelings, rather than labeling people or situations
- Distinguish between thoughts and feelings
- Take responsibility for their feelings
- Use their feelings to help them make decisions
- Show respect for other people’s feelings
- Feel energized, not angry
- Value other people’s feelings
- Practice getting a positive value from their negative emotions
- Don’t avise, command, criticize, control or lecture to aothers
- Avoid people who invalidate them or don’t respect their feelings
22:35 Poly in the Media
Yeah, Michigan really has a law criminalizing adultery as Criminal Sexual Misconduct; this article on commitment, sexuality and polyamory has good profiles of a variety of poly families; and interestingly enough, sexual liberation is taking the form of swinging in China
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If you like the intro music, check out Pacemaker Jane, a cool band out of Ohio.