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Old 04-26-2010, 03:42 AM
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Default New Lifestyle Emotions (NLE)

If I’m dreaming, don’t pinch me; I don’t want to wake up!

I have times when I think that at any moment, one of my lovers will say “This is ridiculous, I refuse to participate in this anymore” and he would pull out- as when you remove a card from a house of cards and the whole thing (my current life that’s I’m enjoying so much) would fall apart. Does anyone have thoughts like that?

It’s crazy because everyone is perfectly happy with how things are going. It seems that I am poly by nature and have been emotionally setting things up for 10 years without realizing it. Is there a such thing as NLE which would be New Lifestyle Emotions? Now that I have “come out” as poly and am living the lifestyle, I’m on a type of high, but my relationships are old, so it’s not the NRE that I’m feeling.

Just wondering!!
The key to life is in being fully engaged and peacefully detached simultaneously and authentically in each moment.

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Old 04-26-2010, 04:00 AM
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:52 AM
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Yep..Been there and My little house Of cards did fall in briefly...Or more that I felt like I dropped the ball somewhere...But I kept on juggling and that little card house fixed itself right up again! That ride is a great one.. Sometimes bumpy..But worth it.
I donít get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here...
And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know that I am
I am, I am
The luckiest..
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:15 PM
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I'm still pretty new to it, but since I am experiencing them as well, I definitaly believe in NLE's. I have had this state of constant peace the last few weeks. I feel like the few shadows that were lurking in my marriage have been cast out, simply because I was honest with myself. So go you! Hang onto the high of those NLE's ! I know I am
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Old 04-26-2010, 08:08 PM
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Everything seems to be going far to easily and sometimes I wonder if there is another shoe to drop somewhere. If you read a lot of stuff on polyamory, it can give you the impression it has to be hard. It certainly can be hard, but I don't think it has to be.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:23 AM
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Yeah! I sort of fell into a relationship that fit me very well, so there's been no really dramatic growing pains and a lot of joy. There is definitely a sense of new possibilities and room to breathe.

Call it NLE; it's as good a name as any!
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