Originally Posted by Ariakas
There are 4 distinct relationships within a triad and even a V.
Person A and Person B
Person B and Person C
Person A and Person C
Person A,B and C
All have their own interactions and relationships to worry about and work on. This becomes infinitely more complex once you start adding more partners.
I can readily believe the "infinitely more complex." Frankly, just a monogamous married relationship has fully satisfied my need for complexity for the last 20 years, and the thought of managing a 50% increase in the number of people involved is truly daunting. Not quite daunting enough to not give it a shot, though.
My wife and I were talking last night about all the obstacles we're NOT facing, and that's certainly something to be thankful for. We don't have kids, we don't have family that's going to disapprove (although our potential partner does), our circle of friends is pretty progressive and probably won't do more than raise a few eyebrows, we're not members of a church, we don't work for any organizations that are likely to want to fire us if they find out. So it could be a whole lot more daunting than it is. But still.