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Episode 90

Consensual Non-Monogamy & Open Relationships

Aired 05/17/2024
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Welcome back to Holding Ground! In this episode, we delve into the world of consensual non-monogamy (CNM). Join host Laura Richer and Ashlyn Graff, a licensed therapist specializing in relationship dynamics, as we explore the various forms of CNM, discuss common misconceptions, and provide insights on how to navigate these relationships in a healthy and respectful manner.

Whether you’re curious about CNM, considering it for yourself, or seeking to understand it better, this episode offers valuable information and expert advice. Don’t forget to stay tuned for more episodes on mental health and relationship topics!

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