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Old 11-22-2013, 07:40 AM
Eponine Eponine is offline
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I think it partly depends on how involved you want your relationships to be. For those who are more introverted or independent, like me and my long-distance SOs, an intimate relationship can function pretty much like a close friendship. There's no need for frequent contact or regular face-to-face time, and it's okay for the level of contact to wax and wane a bit depending on everyone's personal circumstances. Admittedly, this also has to do with our kooky relationship views, which don't draw a clear-cut line between friendships and intimate relationships.

I'm childfree, but I'd imagine some poly people with kids might treat their relationships more like common friendships too (in terms of involvement/time spent together anyway), voluntarily or not.
Heteroromantic asexual female, sex-positive, childfree, relationship anarchist.
Married to G, and in a partially non-romantic, completely non-sexual and long-distance triad with A and L.

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