A pansexual woman and her new lover got an unpleasant surprise…gonorrhea! But nothing makes sense. They had both tested negative and he claimed he wasn’t sleeping with anyone else. Did she get it from her sex toys? What happened here?
A woman was messing around with a married man for a while. He always closed his eyes during sex, and never wanted her to talk. He even covered her mouth once when she tried to speak. She broke it off, but wonders what was going on in his tortured mind.
On the Magnum: Getting ready to hunker down with difficult relatives over Thanksgiving? Take a deep breath (and the sedative of your choice) and listen to this interview. Dan brings on wholesome Marriage and Family Therapist Vienna Pharaon. Her book “The Origins of You: How Breaking Family Patterns Can Liberate the Way We Live and Love” is on point. With imperfect family members who aren’t evil, but aren’t great, how can we be in relationship with them while meeting them as they are? And how can we protect ourselves from the truly toxic ones? (You’ll hear the bone chilling tale of the Evil Granny.) Check out Pharaon’s podcast This Keeps Happening.
And speaking of family, a man and his girlfriend are at a familiar crossroads. He wants kids and she does not. Should they break up? Keep talking endlessly about it? Cobble together an open relationship of some kind? Dan has some unconventional but pragmatic advice.