Multiple loves, polyamory. Until a decade ago I had never heard the term. But now you can hardly scroll a lifestyle or psychology website without reading about it.
More and more people I know – or to be honest, usually the kids of people I know – are experimenting with a poly lifestyle. I suppose there is a spectrum of poly, but many seem to be open to multiple loving relationships at once, and moving to multiple committed relationships at a time.
I ran into an old friend at a holiday party last year- she had juts returned from a wedding between her parents (both of them) and their third. Two days later we were at a dinner w a friend’s niece and she told us about her triad living arrangement with a boyfriend and a girlfriend. Most recently, an old friend sought my advice because his married-with-3-kids daughter has become poly and has started to date another woman and wants to bring her home to meet her husband and kids.
A city in Connecticut (I believe) has just passed a law that recognizes poly relationships as civil unions. This, in essence, gives poly relationships rights that are on par with married couples.
Personally, I think its great that we can move past the types of relationships people choose. I would find it difficult to be in a loving and committed relationship with more than one person. It juts feels complicated to me. But that’s just me. For those who can pull it off.. I can imagine it could be awesome.
Go Poly! You Rock.