Originally Posted by PolyinPractice
Expectations of exclusivity, or even "being a couple," need to be built up to....not taken for granted.
I don't personally think I could assume non monogamy as a starting point for a new relationship - not past the dating stage. I'd rather give that relationship care and attention to develop a strong sense of identity as a couple and foundations with which to then open up from. Maybe a lot of that is down to my own insecurities but I think that trust and honesty needs to be proven and built up to first.