Episode 86: Passion in Long Term Relationships, Polyamory, and the Truth About Marriage with Roger Nygard


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Why do people keep getting married when fifty percent of them break up? In this episode we talk with documentary film maker Roger Nygard about his recent film, The Truth About Marriage, in which he interviewed experts from all walks of life to better understand the complexities of love + sex that are unique to our modern way of living. We dive in to explore what strategies could benefit relationships in the long term, as well as, talk about the various types of relationships that exist.

In this episode you will hear:

  • The challenges of modern day relationship formats
  • The importance of energetic polarity in developing attraction
  • What experts from all backgrounds have to say about marriage + how to bring back passion in long term relationships
  • The important key factors needed for the success of polyamorous relationships
  • Sex in polyamory + monogamy. Which are we as humans designed for?
  • Dr Cat’s + Roger’s personal experiences in learning about love along their journey

Roger answers some of your questions on air about building passion after being in a long term relationship, factors to make yourself more sexually attractive, + starting the conversation with your partner about your desire for opening the relationship.


Roger Nygard's latest book and documentary "The Truth About Marriage" examines how we can all make relationship happier. Nygard has directed TV series such as “The Office” and “The Bernie Mac Show,” and has edited Emmy-nominated episodes of "Who is America?" “VEEP,” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Nygard has made several award-winning films, including the car-salesman comedy-drama, "Suckers," and has profiled UFO nuts in "Six Days In Roswell," Star Trek fanatics in "Trekkies," and existentialism in "The Nature of Existence." Currently he is co-producing and editing “The Comedy Store,” a documentary about the comedians who came though this world-famous LA club.






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