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MrFarFromRight 02-09-2011 03:59 PM

"Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself..."
 
It was only a few weeks ago that I read these terms "polyamory" and "polyamorous" for the first time... or knew that there was a movement going on out there! (I live on the side of a mountain and get to Internet maybe once a week or less. Sometimes I only just have time to deal with my e-mail and can't look at the news. And it's not the sort of things they talk about on the radio stations that I listen to at home...)
But I feel like I've found a home. I believe that I've been polyamorous for decades... and working slowly and painfully towards it before then. (My upbringing was in a right-wing, fundamentalist Christian family with the back-up of a British-colonialist school system. Hence the slowness and the pain.)
I quite early decided (in my HEAD) that jealousy is a weakness and no part of true Love. With each new girlfriend, I worked on giving up another chunk of jealousy.
Of course, the girlfriends had gone through some of the same brainwashing as I had - though perhaps not in such an extreme form. And so I got the occasional "Don't you REALLY love me?" (if I didn't go wild with jealousy when they flirted with other men).
And I'm sure that all of us have heard - or will hear - the accusation: "You're just too immature to handle a REAL relationship!" and / or "If you spread your love too widely, it's never deep anywhere."
Of course one answer to those is
http://www.google.es/imgres?imgurl=h...1t:429,r:3,s:0
True Love really IS infinite.
Thank you all for being there. If this is a movement, let's MOVE!

Purpurea 02-09-2011 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by MrFarFromRight (Post 65465)
"You're just too immature to handle a REAL relationship!" and / or "If you spread your love too widely, it's never deep anywhere."

Another one is: "You just haven't met the right person yet." :rolleyes:

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True Love really IS infinite.
Exactly!

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Thank you all for being there. If this is a movement, let's MOVE!
Yes! :)

Magdlyn 02-09-2011 05:12 PM

"Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself..."

You're a man of wealth and taste?

I agree with you. See my sig. Welcome to the board from another mature person old enough to know most Stones lyrics and to remember a time when poly didnt have a name...

MrFarFromRight 02-10-2011 09:03 AM

It depends on your definitions
 
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Originally Posted by Magdlyn (Post 65492)
"Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself..."

You're a man of wealth and taste?

Wealth? Certainly NOT in money terms. (In a recent year my total income was 83€. And I feel like I've had a good financial year if I've earned 1000€ - which is 1/3 of the official poverty level in my country.) In terms of friends, I'm a wealthy man. In terms of Love, we`re all poorer than we might be.

As for taste: well someone who's polyamorous just isn't discriminating, right? That means no taste at ALL! :D:D:D:p:p:p

p.s. I LOVE your sig!

MrFarFromRight 02-10-2011 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Purpurea (Post 65490)
Another one is: "You just haven't met the right person yet." :rolleyes:

Is there a thread on here about clichés and prejudices we hear? I'm going to look for one now... and if there isn't, I'll start one.

MrFarFromRight 02-10-2011 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by MrFarFromRight (Post 65705)
Is there a thread on here about clichés and prejudices we hear? I'm going to look for one now... and if there isn't, I'll start one.

Done! you can find it HERE.


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