I am poly because I believe there is no one person in the world who can fulfill all of your needs. I have enough love to give, and just want to see my partner happy. I also understand that I cannot be everything to any one person either.
It has been really hard sometimes. However, I feel when you love someone, you don't impinge on their happiness because of your insecurities. I believe a strong group can bring a lot of happiness and support to one another and help each other grow as people.
Yes you can have friends to fill some of these roles. It simply isn't the same as one who knows you inside and out and still wants to be with you. Still wants to spend their time with you and go to bed with you at night and smiles waking up with you the next day. I don't feel that love is a finite resource and that it shouldn't be withheld when it occurs naturally.
LadySFI- me; Pansexual, Heteromantic, Poly. "Open, but not looking".
C-Boyfriend - Pansexual, Heteromantic, Poly. "Open, but not looking".
Courage isn't the absence of fear, but the judgement that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon