New to the forums and feeling shy.
I'm (obviously) new to the forums so I thought I'd start here. I'm in a couple of polyamorous relationships. They're intertwined, so there's not a straightforward way to describe the connections. My boyfriend and his wife live in a house with his and my girlfriend. We've worked together pretty well to manage schedules and we often hang out with metamours. Overall, we all get along well. This isn't the first poly situation for anyone involved and I know I've definitely learned from my mistakes as well as successes along the way.
I feel like I'm personally in a transitional period where I'm teaching myself that I'm worth the respect and effort that I show other people. But i know that personal transitions create stress in relationships and I'm trying to be aware of that and how it effects everyone else's feelings and interactions as well.
I tend to be a pessimist and a recent bout of conflict within the relationships has triggered a bit of an emotional spiral for me, so I'm here in an attempt to reach out and find some other voices and opinions about poly life. I really like conversations that allow for a give-and-take so I thought this might be a decent place to start.
*hugs and love*