Episode 48 – The C word
In any successful relationship, we all know what it boils down to … That C word … ya know … Communication. FINALLY after 47 episodes, it occurred to us that we might oughta do an episode on something we’ve created a game around and something every single person does all day every day with every single person in our lives. COMMUNICATE – take a sip.
How Lack Of Communication Can Sneakily Ruin Relationships & How To Fix It
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#Don’tBeaDick is what we said we were going to tagline this episode. Basically, we bounced around and explained the ways that polyamory is the polar opposite of cheating and take you on a ride with us in and around, up and down and back again through our collective rabbit holes.
[TRIGGER WARNING] : Suicide, death, sadness, mental illness, mental health, grieving, self-harm, trauma, depression, loss of child.
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Our son, who you know as Gelt, has/…had (we still don’t know how we’re supposed to say that)… a name. His name is John. We debated about having an episode about this at all – about talking about it at all – about anything at all – but, honestly, if we had to fake a pushing of some sort of other episode out right now, we couldn’t bring ourselves to do it – and we don’t know when we – if we – will ever quite be back to our old chipper selves. So, we did what we have promised you all along and kept it poly real – because this is real life. Though we still hope it’s just a nightmare – but we have lived too many horrible days of this process to have that question any longer. If more people discussed the uncomfortable things – the horrible things – the unmentionables… If they could muster the strength and lift their crying eyes off their pillows and tell their truths through the pain and the tears and if more people could just sit and listen – REALLY listen, we really feel the stigma would go down and awareness and more means to help those who are suffering would also improve. Through this episode, we snotted all over our microphones, held each other’s hands, took quite a few breaks, and mustered up all the strength we could, and made ourselves discuss the most horrific event we have faced or probably ever will – our son’s suicide. Grab your tissues and grieve with us on this episode where we discuss the loss of a brilliant light to this world – our son, our other children’s sibling. He took his own life January 16th of this year at 21 years old. He was so much to so many. He lost his battle with depression. Our lives are shattered.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
741-741 (United States)
85258 (United Kingdom)
Survivors of Suicide
The Trevor Project
LGBTQ Help line
National Runaway Safeline
This episode we discuss coming out as polyamorous to friends, family, children and even coworkers. We talk about the positive and negative aspects of coming out.