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Old 11-23-2011, 11:36 PM
AutumnalTone AutumnalTone is offline
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This sounds awful, AT. Are you ok? Are there other people in your life who can be there for you in the way you need?
Not currently. I have some admirers, though nobody stepping up for the romance.

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Spouses should be supportive but your wife may just really suck at being supportive in the way you need. She might be incapable of it - I'm not saying she's a bad person but we all have things we do better than others.
She has an attention deficit and is struggling with depression. I understand why she has difficulty with this sort of thing. In the midst of a rough spot, however, it still feels really shitty.
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When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.

While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.
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