#89 Practical Rules to Make Relationships Work with Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert

#89 Practical Rules to Make Relationships Work with Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert

#89 Practical Rules to Make Relationships Work with Franklin Veaux & Eve Rickert
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Today we're looking at some really practical frameworks and approaches to keep your relationships healthy. We're going to be looking at the extreme situation again. We’ve done this a couple of times recently. We're looking at polyamory and talking about some tools that have been devised to work with these complex relationships, frameworks, boundaries, rules, and other practices that make things a lot easier.

If they work for polyamory and multiple relationships, then they also work for single, monogamous relationships very well also, and can increase the equality of our relationships. Today, we'll also get into jealously quite a bit because it's a big topic when it comes to polyamory, and how to move relationships into polyamory from various other situations; other starting places and much, much more.

Today's guests are Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert. They have many years of experience themselves and have multiple partners, up to five or so at any one time. They wrote a book called More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory. It was just published at the end of 2014 and it made a big hit in the polyamory community for doing what is says: being the most hands-on practical guide that has been written yet on the subject.

We love practical stuff on Dating Skills Review, anything that's easy to implement, and I asked them onto the show to talk about all of this.

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Specifically, in this episode you'll learn about:

  • Franklin and Eve's background and polyamory lifestyle (02:28)
  • Maintaining long distance relationships in polyamory (05:29)
  • Managing communication between multiple partners in polyamorous relationships (08:00)
  • How Franklin and Eve started writing about polyamory and their book: More Than Two: A practical guide to ethical polyamory (see show notes below) (10:17)
  • Franklin and Eve's definition of a healthy relationship (14:53)
  • Recognizing if you are in a healthy relationship: a relationship bill of rights to set respectful boundaries (17:15)
  • Unhealthy boundaries in relationships regarding invasion of privacy and broken trust (22:48)
  • In terms of healthy relationships, the differences between monogamy and polyamory (24:20)
  • The benefits of exploring polyamory, the necessary relationship skills, and determining if it is for you (25:28)
  • Is polyamory about intimate long-term relationships or more of a casual thing? (29:50)
  • Cheating in relationships and if it is beneficial to become polyamorous (30:51)
  • A matter of opinion: most women do not like going to swinging clubs. They're mostly doing it for their partners (35:12)
  • The importance of security and insecurities in relationships: developing self-esteem and personal security (37:00)
  • Useful tools and approaches for entering into a relationship (38:59)
  • Managing jealously in a relationship, within yourself as well as in your partner (41:58)
  • The frameworks of polyamory and the benefits of adding structure to relationships (47:35)
  • Using "vetos" in relationship communication and the pitfalls (52:06)
  • Navigating the boundaries of a relationship and how it's going to affect you (57:33)
  • Different scenarios for initiating a polyamorous relationship (58:46)
  • The best way to connect with Franklin and Eve to learn more about their work (1:11:38)
  • Recommendations for high quality advice in polyamory (1:12:28)
  • Top three recommendations for men who want to improve their relationships in life as fast as possible (1:12:28)
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