Originally Posted by nycindie
"cultivating multiple committed loving relationships."
This is nicely put NYC. How would you explain "committed" if asked what it meant? How would you distinguish these types of relationships from simply friends with benefits?
I guess I struggle with the actual differences myself. I see lots of people locally who are in poly relationships but sometimes wonder if there is anything other than sex or saying I love you that distinguishes them from mere friendships. Maybe there is no tangible differences...maybe it is just an emotional sense of connection?
sorry to ramble..I go on these cycles of bewilderment
I think I am so ingrained with the traditional idea of commitment that it's hard for me to see passed that conditioning. It's like I almost get it and then it slips away.