Most of us have mastered being ‘adult-like’ in all aspects of our lives. We are experienced at life. We are parents, spouses/partners, coaches, employees, teachers, leaders and friends. We’ve become accustomed to situations that require a mature and thoughtful response (most of the time anyway!).

However, when engaged in non-monogamy we can experience new things and perhaps even some new feelings. We are sharing ourselves and our partners initmately with others. Our relationship is now at risk so the stakes are high. Situations will arise that invoke strong emotions in a way we may not have experienced before and it can be difficult not to act out in ways that may hurt others or push them away.

In this episode Catherine, a licensed therapist from Expansive Connection Coaching talks about what is happening inside our brains and how we might be able to anticipate and respond ‘like adults’ when things don’t go as we expect.

This ‘bonus’ episode of We Gotta Thing is presented in three segments:

Segment 1 | Keeping Up With the Joneses
Segment 2 | Non-Monogamy is an Adult Activity
Segment 3 | Wrap-up

If you enjoy this episode, be sure to check out all of our podcast episodes!

Want more We Gotta Thing content? Be sure to also check out our articles about swinging on Medium.

We are not experts or professionals; therefore, we don’t offer relationship advice or instructions. Our podcast episodes, blog posts, articles, and the content within and linked to this website are not intended as “how to” resources but rather “what if” information from our own perspective and based on our own experiences.

All images used in this website are licensed from providers such as 123rf or Envato, or sourced from royalty-free stock & copyright-free image providers such as PexelsPixabay, or Unsplash. Images are used for illustrative purposes only and any person depicted in an image is a model. Some graphics have been custom created for We Gotta Thing. The website terms of use and privacy policy appear in the footer of this website.

We are Mr. & Mrs. Jones, and we gotta thing goin’ on! The We Gotta Thing podcast began in 2014 as a way for us to chronicle our journey though the swinger lifestyle and share content that is meant to be interesting, useful, entertaining, and supportive of others who are in or considering entering the lifestyle. We have released an episode every month (with one exception) ever since, offering insight on relevant topics and sometimes comical glimpses into the ups and downs associated with being a married couple that swings, along with a sexy snapshots of our experiences.

If you listen straight through from Episode 1 to the present, you’ll undoubtably notice our growth as we navigate the journey. (You’ll also notice that our podcasting equipment and skills get a lot better after the first few episodes!)

You can listen to our podcast through this website, or wherever you listen to podcasts.