sanctimonious about monogamy, AA undercurrents
I sometimes enjoy this podcast, but if you look past the openness and kindness the "answers" provided really smack of straight person, monogamy-only, moralist sanctification of marriage as the only valid arrangement and institution for love, one both the authors seem to have found smug refuge in. For example, the episode about polyamory, while making a pass at being open to the concept, ultimately foreclosed it as an unsatisfying relationship model that should be resorted to only in order to patch up and keep a marriage, the holiest of institutions, afloat. I also disliked the episode about hellraiser parents, which had strong AA undercurrents (i.e. any substance use is bad) running throughout and which were employed instead of offering sane advice about how to talk to your kids about experimenting responsibly.Read full review »
meme loose via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/15
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This show is full of terrible romantic advice. I seriously question their credentials. You shouldn’t be playing with people’s lives like that if you don’t know what you’re talking about.
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I was so impressed by both or your willingness(es?) to bear all in a way that was the opposite of narcissistic disclosure. And then, succinctly and non-judgmentally, lay bare the issues of class and gender (and hopefully race). This is the balm the world needs now, right? A safe and honest (as...Read full review »
chandiOM via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/01/15
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