Originally Posted by wildforager
The one thing I find everyone has difficulty understanding is that it isn't really not about sex.
While true polyamory is not all about sex...don't try to convince anyone that it isn't about sex at all.
Sex is generally the big issue. Having closeness with someone is usually not a big deal with people but when it involves getting naked, that is where immediate, primal, and usually undescribable reactions occur.
The one thing I find is that so many people almost try to gloss over the sex when talking about poly.
Be patient and clear...what do you really want from your significant other? Do you love them or are you engaged in an obligatory relationship for the sake of your child? If you don't love them, move on. If you do love them, give them some time...this is huge!