OPEN RELATIONSHIPS: Is jealousy an opportunity to improve communication? with Non-Monogamy Mentors Megan McNamara and Paul AngeloNov 04, 2021
Conscious Relationships don’t just magically appear out of luck, fairy dust and wishful thinking. A relationship built on trust, belonging, and respect requires intention, unflinching accountability and solid communication skills.
I’ve invited two real-life friends of mine Megan McNamara and Paul Angelo onto the podcast this week because they’ve worked to co-create the kind of relationship that we all strive for. I believe they’d agree with the verb that I chose to use in that sentence. This kind of relationship takes work.
They’ve found the capacity to deeply understand themselves and each other using their relationship as the canvas to do the hard work of creating safety. I often say that intimacy is a spiritual practice and through Megan and Paul, I wanted to show you what that actually looks like in real-time practice.
What You'll Learn in this Episode:
- Why understanding yourself is the crucial first step in communicating through difficult dynamics with your partner
- How to use communication skills to uphold the scaffolding of trust in a relationship
- Inviting difficult emotions (like jealousy) to act as teachers
- Understanding what it means to be a safe container for your partner
LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE IF…
You want to do the hard work of becoming accountable to your feelings and experiences as a pathway to a conscious partnership.
Kat Lee is an Intimacy + Relationship Coach, host of The Empowered Curiosity Podcast and Creator of The Heart Lab. She guides pattern-breakers to alchemize their emotions and embody their healing journey to cultivate intimacy as a spiritual practice.
Megan McNamara and Paul Angelo live in the Santa Cruz Mountains in California's Monterey Bay region. Megan teaches Sociology courses at several Bay Area college and universities. Paul is a registered nurse and the disaster manager at a local hospital. Together, they serve as informal relationship mentors for people who are exploring non-monogamy.
This podcast is made possible with sound production by Andre Lagace.
I facilitate conversations through 1:1 coaching and various community offerings to guide curious humans to remember their True Self - who they are beyond the conditioning, the "shoulds", the trauma stories + the overriding of desires. If you need permission to step into the wholeness of your emotions and Being, let me show you that you’ve been the one holding the pen.