LDR is fine. Yes, the polyamory is new, but was simply a label of what he was already doing/knew to be a more open way to love. Sympathy, maybe, but it's been clear from him that he doesn't need me to understand it in the sense I've been through it. Simply to accept him as is. Which is what I'm doing. I'm just trying to see what I'm not seeing, I feel like I'm looking at one of those eye-puzzlers and I see some of the picture but not all of it!
And yes, strange as it is, I've never experienced any relationship heartbreak. It's not for lack of relationship experience, although mine is limited in a sense, it's not non-existent. It just, hasn't, well, happened (yet?). So my experience is certainly the more extreme, his experience is closer to what most people encounter.