Originally Posted by onequarter
Is polyamory a good way to obtain something that you can't get in your current relationship, if both partners are interested in it, or does trying to fill a gap with poly mean there's something fundamentally wrong with your relationship?
For positive experiences in poly there should not be something wrong with your relationship when you are starting out. If there is it will come up quickly and then it is wise, I think, to stop and deal with it. The most successful poly relationships are ones that are conducted with positive, strong, communicative, honest relationship partners I have noticed.
Yes poly is useful in getting all your needs met. It fills the gap in that way, or can.
Have a look at the "lessons" and "foundation" threads found by doing a tag search for both. That might help.