Mar 1, 2021
Matt writes in to ask what to do after a partner asks to be
platonic while she figures things out. Lusty Guy and Minx give
0:00 Introduction and host
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- Let’s talk about snow and the polar vortex. Seattle snow was
fun for us and our puppy, but Minx was worried about her family in
4:30 Lusty Guy’s Politics
- We all learned about the pilgrims founding America to enjoy
religious tolerance, but it’s not true. They decamped England and
went to Amsterdam and then Leiden, where they faced no religious
persecution. They stayed there for 10 years and ran for office in
order to try to impose their religious views on everyone else. They
weren’t fleeing religious persecution; they wanted to establish it.
Smithsonian Magazine reference,
the pilgrims’ time in Holland
- A primary reason the US government forbade membership in a
specific church to run for office was because no one could agree on
which church that should be. Want to find out more? Watch Stephen
Fry in America or
read the book.
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10:15 How do you handle a
relationship going platonic?
Matt had a preexisting relationship with A.J., and Emma fell
into that relationship. Emma realizes she needs to spend time on
herself and wants to shift the relationship to a platonic
- Minx suggests seeing this as unrequited love and treating the
shift in the nature of the relationship as a breakup.
- Lusty Guy also suggests taking time apart to do that healing
from the breakup. He’s also concerned that Matt might have a white
knight or “nice guy” syndrome and be wishing for a transactional
nature to the relationship.
- Consider that waiting for her sounds a lot like wanting to
change her, so do take the time to heal and put yourself first
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