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Old 01-08-2014, 01:01 PM
bookbug bookbug is offline
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While I may be willing to take the heat myself if I were to reveal poly to a disapproving person - and I generally have no compunctions about revealing to people who have become trusted friends - when I was involved with a couple with children, I was not willing to do something that could result in harm to the children: them being asked questions they wouldn't know how to answer by their friends, the neighbors not permitting their children to play with ours, the risk of someone notifying social services.

There is a difference between being satisfied with yourself and who you are, and sharing that with trusted individuals, and setting yourself up for all kinds of unnecessary grief because you shared more than you needed to.