Can being honest about what you need actually sound sexy instead of needy? How do we foster more connection and figure out how we're all the same instead of focusing on our differences? 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: I have never heard this full story in this way where someone actually told their partner and moved through it together. I mean, what a brain modeling and then to just be doing your thing and really in this connection and healthy communication with these two people, and then it worked out how it's supposed to work out. Melisa: Hello, everyone. Welcome back to Queer Relationships. Queer Joy! Hi Kelly. How are you? Keely: I'm doing alright. How are you? Melisa: I'm doing well. I'm pumped. I know it's been the two of us for a little bit. Keely: Yeah, I'm excited to talk to our guests today, especially, you know, it's Mental Health Awareness Month still, and we've been focusing on relationships and mental health. And so it's nice to have someone to chat with as well to, I dunno, lighten the mood a little bit, get back to hearing about other people's relationships. Cause I will say I've had a lot of relationship stuff and Ooh, that uh lunar eclipse last night, there is some definite purging going on. Needless to say, I had one of the most interesting conversations. I didn't have a breakup, but I had a person who I'm dating come back to me and they got back with their former anchor partner. And they're like, so yeah, we're just going to be friends with bennies. And I was like, do I want to be friends with benefits or do I just want to be friends? And then I was also not friends with somebody and then my other person- it's been a lot of purging. And I think I may just be fully solo and I may just not date for a while at all. Melisa: But yeah, flipping positions, Keely! What's happening? Keely: You and I are flipping positions and here's Jamie sitting in the background being like, I got my person. Jamie: I was going to say, because you said out loud, what you just did, Keely. There's going to be a person that comes around and any day now, once you swear people off, that's the magic to having someone show up in your life. Melisa: That is the tip of the day. Keely: Yeah. I think Melissa can attest to that, but they get to say whatever they want. But yeah, it does feel like we're flipping cause you're dating now and have your situations going on. Is there anything that you want to fill people in? Because I could stop talking about breakups anytime. Jamie: The Melisa. Melisa: Yeah, the tea. Oh gosh. Well, I'm one of those people that I can't really process stuff that's happening in the moment out loud. Let alone on a podcast. But I will say that I'm actively dating. I'm doing the poly