Originally Posted by LovingRadiance
In fact because it's a "change" even if it's a good change, it's still stressful.
You are definately not alone in that feeling.
It's akin to taking a new job or getting a new boss or meeting in-laws for the first time and whole lot of other stuff. The "anxiety of the new," so to speak. For me, it involves fervent wishing that all goes well and vague concern that something could go wrong.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.
While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.