Originally Posted by DiCandy
My big question is... what do I do to make my friends understand where I am coming from??? or maybe the right question should be, should I allow my friends to get in my personal business the way they do?? I mean until which point is your friend's opinion really important in your lifestyle...
You don't make them do anything. If they are friends and truly respect you, they understand you make your own choices and will provide support even if they would make other choices. If they continue to disrespect you, they're not very good friends and you're better off without them.
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.