Originally Posted by dingedheart
I got the distinction ....I've actually lived the distinction. I'll stand by my original comment.
I've lived it as well, and yet, I did not break up with my husband until my kids were in their late teens/early 20s. I did not leave him for another man, I left him for my own sense of peace. Maybe I waited too long? Maybe. I'm extra loyal and stubborn and left no stone unturned to save our marriage.
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley
Mags (poly, F, 61) loving miss pixi (poly, F, 39) since January 2009, living together since 2013
also loving Punk (42, M) since Oct 2015 (he has recently downgraded us to friends)
"Master," (mono, 34), miss pixi's Dom for 2 years