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Old 05-31-2012, 06:49 PM
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Generally my sister is a very open-minded person. I had told her a few other very close friends that Bear and I had decided to pursue this lifestyle. There was no reaction really. I said that we had a date with Lovely. No comment.

Today I tell her that we are officially dating Lovely. She changed the subject.

Could it be that my oh-so-tolerant sister just doesn't know how to handle this? I wonder if she thinks that I should stay inside the monogamy bubble. I wonder how she would have reacted had I said, "Oh, we've decided to be swingers!" I wonder if that would have been met with more commentary.

I kind of expect that at some point I'll get an earful... about how I shouldn't be pursuing this lifestyle for the sake of my children or something. I don't know.

I just find her reaction bizarre.
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Old 05-31-2012, 10:55 PM
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What would be the "right" response for her to make?
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Old 05-31-2012, 11:08 PM
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I was going to ask something along the same lines .... Maybe it's the tone of your post ( or a tone I might be reading into it )

In any event I'm happy for you and Bear .... Hope that helps.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:30 AM
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I guess I expected her to ask about Lovely, and she didn't.

::shrug::

Maybe I'm reading too much into nothing LOL
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:03 AM
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It seems like people sometimes really just need time when confronted with poly. Be patient and chill and mention Lovely when appropriate without making a big deal of it and hopefully she'll come around when she's recovered from the shock.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:29 AM
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It sounds like discomfort. I guess it`s unlikely your sister is anything like me in this regard, but the other possibility would be one of privacy.

I am extremely private about my relationships and sexuality, and I likewise would rather people around me kept those things to themselves.

I`m not big on coming-out. Either on the news-breaker end, or on the listener`s end. I certainly never volunteer anything about my sexuality, though people usually ask. And, even then, I am very selective about whom I open up with.

In your sister`s situation, I`d probably smile and say, "good for you" and move on. And, if you insisted on telling me more, I might actually say that I`d rather you kept it to yourself. Sowwy.
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