I have been perusing the site for a few days and have decided to join and stop trolling!
I have, for most of my romantic life, known that I had the ability to experience love for more than one person. What I didn't know was that there was a word for it or that I shouldn't feel guilty or ashamed for being different than the cultural norm. All of my relationships that involved more than two people have been miserably botched because of my lack of self disclosure. What I was doing was cheating.
I have been married for 2 years, and have been with my husband a total of 4 years. He has known from the beginning that I believed I could have feelings for more than one person. It has been a moot point until recently because I haven't had feelings for anyone one else but him. I have recently become closer to a friend and have real feelings for him, I'll call him C. My husband knows about my feelings for C and is fine with them although my husband does consider himself a mono. C knows I'm poly and isn't into it. I am happy to have a friendship with him if nothing else.
I really feel better just being able to say this to people who may underatand how I feel. I sometimes feel like I stick out like a sore thumb in this monogamous culture. I would love to enter all the dialogue here. Thank you everyone for being here.