Just a quickie..
I just came across polyamory at the start of the year at a festival and subsequently met a lovely boy who is into polyamory. We got to know eachother quite quickly and subsequently fell in love. I love the idea of polyamory but I feel I have a lot to learn about it. I guess every situation is different and being in love I am feeling a lot of vulnerable places in me that I haven't felt for a long time and I am a bit scared about letting that out to him because of the freedom of polyamory.
I'm interested in boundaries, ones other people have set and what degree of honesty you find works? Do you report in? Or just when you feel in impacts on your primary relationship or should you be totally open and possibly insensitive. I feel a desire to know about his interactions with other woman in his life just so I know about what is going on. I know I have to work on feeling okay with it but I want to work on it. I'd like to find the core of jealousy and inadequacy and not have to "need".
Cheers lovely people's, look forward to having some interesting discussions and discovering new growths!!:)
Hello S Cricket,
Welcome to our forum.
I think the range of boundaries that have been set is as vast as the array of individual people (as we're all unique). My personal set-up is a closed/poly-fi relationship.
The degree of honesty should probably be 100%, with the understanding that you don't have to be talking constantly, boring each other with details, or speaking harshly to each other. Honesty in the sense of, no secrets, and no bottling stuff in. Totally open yes, but I believe one should also be sensitive.
There will always be new stuff to learn; glad you're here and that we could learn stuff with you. :)
My hubby and I are still new to this, but as we live together we have some rules specific to that. We know where each other is and as a back up we have GPS apps on our cell phones( amazingly its paid off in non-poly ways, like when my car broke down). We are open about who we are with and there are check in times (ie im at the bar and will eoither be home by X time or will check in). Hubby and i dont share details of our intimate encounters, but do share that they have happened.
These are the specific ones that we feel are important, and allow the other to be in the loop.
As said previosly, rules are as diverse as the people involved. My advice would be to keep them around the most important items, where you are both comfortable. Communication is probably my most important rule of all, and my hubby does his best to keep me informed.
Hope that helps :)
If you do a tag search for the word "boundaries" or "boundary," and the phrases "boundary negotiation" and "boundary setting," you will find lots of threads on the topic, which will surely give you some insights.
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