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Old 08-05-2013, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
Loving relationships do not need a sexual component, at all. If I have implied something to the contrary, I have misspoke, because the statement is not even remotely true.
No, Marcus, you did not imply that. I utilized your example because your current living arrangement was the most similar to the one I had for a couple of decades.
Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
However, using the definition you provided, I have a theoretical triad:

I have no problem with saying that loving relationships of all kinds can be valued. However, "triad" is a word referring to romantic relationships. Using that word to describe my friendships might be chuckle-worthy, but it is inaccurate.

The OP is talking about romantic relationships and is making an assumption that all involved parties should have sexual connection. That is an assumption which is only relevant in the triad/quad style of relating.
I wasn't sure exactly what the OP was specifying. I gathered interest in the sexual / romantic component. But wanted to cover all bases by stating loving (non-romantic) relationships may have their place.
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