Yeah, I know you're using it in the common 2013 way. It's just a pet peeve of mine. I find it's overused and can seem belittling of people's pain.
He called me a bit ago. Says his wife has been with her gf as long as they've been together. 17 years. Seems the gf wants to get married! Is all enamored of being in a lesbian marriage. Now, he likes this woman, they are friends. Why is she suddenly acting like a cowgirl? What would this do to their 3 kids, for his wife to move out, in with the gf, divorce and remarry? Wife is confused, and they've made a counseling appt.
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
There's no lying in polyamory!
I'm a 58 year old woman with 2 partners:
miss pixi, my live-in gf, 36 (together since Jan '09)
Ginger, bf, 61, married, lives nearby (together since Jan '12)