How can you honor everyone’s needs, including your own? What is the difference between a boundary and an agreement? Can boundaries be manipulative? Hear it all on this episode of the Queer Joy Podcast; where two relationship therapists explore what it looks like to see joy in queer relationships.
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Keely: When we try to control something, that's where the emotional manipulation comes in. Melisa: I want to say too, we've brought up the word manipulation but what I want to air is this idea that it is not always conscious or intentional or for the sake of harming someone else. hello, everyone. Welcome back to Queer Relationships Queer Joy. I'm one of your hosts, Melissa. DeSegiurant. Keely: I am Keely C. Helmick. Melisa: We're excited to have you. We'll start with our introductions. I use she, her pronouns. I'm a white, bisexual polyamorous person, and I'm a marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor at Connective Therapy Collective. Keely: And I am a licensed professional counselor. My pronouns are they, she, I am a white queer non-binary femme. Solo still doing the thing. I'm owner of Connective Therapy Collective so yeah. How are you feeling today, Melissa? Melisa: I am doing good. I have some queer joy I haven't even shared with you because it feels like I want it. I want the authentic reaction, no pressure, but be excited for me. Keely: I'm already like the Melisa: anticipation, like, yeah, this is a day where I'm gonna work on breathing and like making sure I'm talking at a reasonable pace, a lot of joy and pumping through my veins. Right. Keely: Ooooo! I think that's a great thing to honor and think about, especially as sex therapists, like I