Polyamorous relationships can be astonishingly fulfilling, exciting, and fun. There's no one-size-fits-all for figuring out whom -- and how -- to love.After 10 years in various poly relationships, I've learned a lot of things; many of which would have made a big difference in how I approached this lifestyle if I'd known them when I was still a poly newbie.
Generally, any discussion about the benefits of such practice revolves around how it strengthens and/or reinvigorates the central couple in question.
I want to be perfectly clear that I don't see anything wrong with strictly sexual non-monogamy so long as it's genuinely fulfilling and consensual for all involved, including the outside partners.
The unfortunate result of this is that, for those of us in more than one serious and meaningful relationship, the world around us insists on viewing one of those relationships as less valid than the other, especially when one relationship happens to predate others.
I have been with my husband for 17 years, legally married for 11.
And if they identify multiple people as their partners, don't try to read into who is more important than whom, imagining hierarchies even if you're told there are none.
Though it might not fit with how you conceptualize love, offer polyamorous relationships the same validation that you would offer any other.You can't just throw a bunch of elements together and call it chemist We like to do all kinds of things. However we are couple (male/female) looking for a female for a long term relationship.We hope we can meet someone wh In 2007 I sold my house and most my stuff, and hit the road full time.But this is exactly what people are expecting of me when they ask why I feel the need to be so "open" about my "private business."Not all polyamorous people have multiple equally committed relationships, and many do designate a more central (typically live-in) relationship as "primary." But my partners and I are hardly unusual among polyamorous folks.Many share homes in configurations like ours, or as committed triads or quads or complex networks of five or more.It would be unfortunately difficult to say which among these misunderstandings is the most common, or the most hurtful to polyamorous folks.