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Old 09-05-2011, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by sugarhigh980 View Post
Would anyone out there ever consider a relationship with someone who is currently involved in a closed marriage?
Speaking as a poly person, no, I would not consider a fully romantic and sexual relationship with someone in a monogamous marriage.

Obviously this is not an ideal situation by any means, but what if you really care for this person and have a very close bond and desire? Is it your responsibility to walk away from this person?
Yes, there is no cheating in poly. You'd have to walk away, or keep your actions on a "friends only" level.

Or to force them to either approach their SO with polyamory...?
Well, you couldnt force them, but you could encourage them.
Love withers under constraint; its very essence is liberty. It is compatible neither with envy, jealousy or fear. It is there most pure, perfect and unlimited when its votaries live in confidence, equality and unreserve. -- Shelley

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