As you may have already deduced, I'm new to the forum and to the whole notion of polyamory, but have recently met someone who has inspired me to give it some serious thought.
Essentially, my husband and I decided to open up our relationship a few years ago. It was more of an experiment in pushing sexual boundaries and introducing new partners into our intimacy. Unfortunately, I was left feeling a little empty. Although I had had casual sexual relationships in the past, they always left me feeling the same way in the end - a little empty. We talked about it and I decided that the next time I did something like that, it would be with someone with whom I could create a loving, emotional bond. My husband understands that need and is not threatened by it (at least that's what he says). I need love and I have a lot of love to give.
Recently, I went looking for that special bond and met someone amazing. We formed an instant rapport and are very easy around each other. It's all very new and while both my husband and new friend have met and seem to be getting along, I know that there will come a day when they will disagree about something and I'll be caught in between both of them. The relationship dynamic between two people is challenging enough, let alone three.
Can this really work?