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Building the Relationship You Want with Kate Loree

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Release Date: 08/02/2022

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When it comes to relationships, most of us have realized one size doesn’t fit all. My guest today is Kate Loree. She’s a sex-positive licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the non-monogamous, kink, LGBTQ, and sex worker communities. Kate’s also the author of “Open Deeply: A Guide to Building Conscious, Compassionate Open Relationships,” which i think everyone should read regardless if they’re poly or not.  Kate’s story is an interesting one. She spent a decade in the poly lifestyle and uses those experiences to contribute to her wisdom as a therapist. In...

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When it comes to relationships, most of us have realized one size doesn’t fit all. My guest today is Kate Loree. She’s a sex-positive licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in the non-monogamous, kink, LGBTQ, and sex worker communities. Kate’s also the author of “Open Deeply: A Guide to Building Conscious, Compassionate Open Relationships,” which i think everyone should read regardless if they’re poly or not. 

Kate’s story is an interesting one. She spent a decade in the poly lifestyle and uses those experiences to contribute to her wisdom as a therapist. In this week’s episode, she explains how she guides people through the pitfalls of creating relationships tailored to their own specific needs. Additionally, Kate provides useful case studies to illustrate how to use her communication model to help couples manage their triggers.

Not only that, she breaks down how understanding different attachment styles or injuries, and historical trauma are valuable and relevant in successfully navigating an open relationship. There’s so much to gain from her story and knowledge and can’t wait to share it with the world tomorrow.