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Old 11-05-2009, 06:26 PM
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Question Has anyone been like this?

I am new to all this so I don't know if anyone else feels this way or if it is just me.

I have recently gotten a girlfriend who I love dearly and at the same time I am married. Alot of you may know my stoy as I have posted a few things here and there. What I was wondering was... I know for a fact I would not be poly if it was not for the two people I love. I don't feel like I am poly just more like I am in love with two people. If, for some strange reason, eather of them would want to leave me I wouldn't not go out looking for anyone else (I wasn't looking in the first place... my girlfriend just ended up at my house through a mutual friend). Does this sound odd? Does anyone else feel this way? Let me know please...
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:07 PM
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Most of us--if not all--are not poly because we feel poly. We are poly because we simply love more than one person at a time.

For me, I found when I was first getting interested in girls that I was always interested in more than one. Even when I made a connection with one, I was still interested in others and could connect with them, too. I wasn't terribly interested in the "going steady" thing because it meant I couldn't also see other girls.

Did I feel poly? Um, no. Leaving aside the fact that the term hadn't been coined at that time, I only knew that I could love more than one at a time. I wondered why it wasn't possible to "go steady" with two or three girls.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:51 PM
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Thank you for your thoughts, but I think I did not clearify myself very well. I was more asking if anyone had felt like they wouldn't be poly at all if it wasn't for the people they were in love with. I know if it wasn't for my two lovers I deffinitly would not be poly, the idea had never entered my mind (even the concept let alone the word). Does anyone else feel this way?
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:30 PM
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YES!
I do!
In fact - I am with one man, Ouroboros, and not with another (for many reasons) yet I do love them both. I don't "feel" poly, and in fact, I don't even put the title on myself. I just feel this way. I bet I could love many... The ogistics of having the relationships is another matter entirely.

Also - even though I feel this way, I still get wierded out with Ouroboros wanting to see other women... I know it is something I need to think about.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:25 AM
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Typically, most people know they're Poly once they get their secret decoder ring and instructions for the secret handshake.

I've always been intrigued with multiple relationships. Never really pursued it until recently, and even then, not very aggressively. I figure, what happens happens. If someone comes into my life that I'm interested in and they're ok with it, maybe something will happen. If not, that's ok too.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:59 AM
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you don't have to use any title at all really. I think it's totally fine to just love who ever you want. I always loved more than one person from the very beginning of consciously crushing out on people. I didn't call it poly, it just was. Same goes for this, so you love two people and that is unusual for you... so what, it just is and you all can just carry on enjoying it.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:39 PM
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Default Does anyone just not care?

About the style of relationship you are in?

I had a moment of clarity a while back, and realized that I just don't care if I am in a mono, poly, whatever relationship so long as my other relationship criteria are met. I am not drawn to either style, and could live happily in either style for a long time, i feel.
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