I've never understood why people limit their ability to love. I love my children equally, my parents, my family. I never had one "best friend". I had 10 friends and I loved them and confided in them all.
Emotions are strong and healthy. Why limit how much emotion you can feel? I've been monogamous for the past several years and I'm starting to believe it's what's been causing the heart ache in my marriage. Once we discussed poly and opened up our marriage things have been a lot smoother. Sure, sometimes I get jealous, but it's usually because of attention, not because of attraction. I know she loves me and wants to be with me.
She sounds like a cool girl. I hope you can figure it out.
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is the regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." - Sydney Smith
Kyle: 27 year old male
Katie (rymmare): 25 year old female
Kids: girl: 5 years old, boy: 3 years old