Families have been overreacting to partnerships that don't meet their expectations since the dawn of time. A partner from another tribe, a partner of another race, a partner of another religion, a partner of the same sex. This is just one more variation on the age-old tradition. In the majority of cases, as far as I can tell, the families come around just fine in time. And, hey, if they don't -- well, we all have relatives we don't get along with, you just might be gaining a couple more, unfortunately. But it by no means needs to be the end of things. It's going to be ok.
Me, 30ish bi female, been doing solo poly for roughly 5 years. Gia, Clay, and Pike, my partners. Davis, ex/friend/"it's complicated." Eric, Gia's husband. Bee, Gia and Eric's toddler.