Friday, October 22, 2021

Mrs. Chuck Daddy in The Hot Seat

When most people hear the word polyamory, they think of non-monogamous relationships or cheating on your spouse. But polyamory (and poly-monogamy) go way beyond that, and Mrs. Kohout - the wife of our hero Chuck Kohout- has taken the time to help shed light on poly-monogamy, and demystify the misconceptions surrounding it. In this episode of the Mantastic 4 podcast, our hosts have Mrs. Kohout on as a guest star to talk about her poly-monogamous relationship, how it came to be, plus what challenges and benefits there are to such an unconventional relationship.

Polyamory is a non-traditional type of relationship that involves having multiple romantic relationships with an expressed right to engage in these relationships, openly and honestly. While polyamorous relationships are different from monogamous ones, where a couple is only allowed to be romantically involved with one person. Poly-Monogamous relationships are wholly different from polyamourous relationships, in that in a polyamorous relationship, there can be more than two people involved in romantic or sexual partnerships, while poly-mono relationships only allow one person to be involved with multiple people. While it may seem unorthodox for many people in today’s society, there are some arguments that suggest such relationships may benefit people in certain instances.

I’m sure we all know someone in an unconventional relationship—whether it’s polyamorous, open, swinging, or some other type of non-traditional partnership that doesn’t fit into the traditional nuclear family paradigm. These relationships can be hard to wrap your head around, but as Mrs. Kohout shows us, they can also be very rewarding and fulfilling as long as all parties involved are honest and communicate well. 

We all face challenges when it comes to relationships, it's how we deal with those challenges however, that make or break us. Being in a non-traditional, polygamous or poly-mono relationship means you’re going to face some challenges along the way. But if you’re honest with yourself and your partners, those challenges have the potential to be rewarding beyond measure! Mrs. Kohout and Chuck are no different, and have had their bumps along the way. However, whether it be working through issues of  jealousy, or otherwise, they have learned to be more open and honest with each other, and as a result those challenges became easier to manage, and drove them closer as a result. 

Still, even with all the honesty in the world, there are so many issues that can come with stepping into a non-traditional relationship. You have to decide what your boundaries are going to be, and what you will, and won’t be ok with. In Mrs. Kohout’s relationship in particular, she is a firm believer that love for her is between her and one other person, and that concept is one she is content with. Yet, she acknowledges that her partner, and our hero- Chuck Kohout, requires the release that comes with having non-intimate, physical relations with women outside of his relationship with her. Through open conversation and honesty, she has come to understand that these relations don’t demean or depreciate her relationship with her husband in the slightest. If anything, its sent them down a path of self discovery and allowed them to cultivate a deeper understanding of one another. 

If you’d like to learn more about the nature of poly-monogamous relationships, tune in to the next episode of Mantasic 4, where Mrs. Kohout & Chuck will talk more about their relationship, and our heroes will uncover the truth behind what makes it work!


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