Me and My Girlfriend
I'm poly-curious, and I've been curious for several months. The difference now is that I have a girlfriend (first one ever! I'm 21 by the way). I told her about my curiosity at the start of the relationship, so everything would be clear. From here on, I'll call my girlfriend "Carol".
Carol is very religious (Christian). Even as I type this, she's musing about her chances of going to hell. (She has a habit of negativity that I'm helping to break.) She describes herself as "poly-concerned". She says that she wants me to happy, and she sortof understands the poly concept, but "I just want to be sure that God doesn't hate me." She does note that the Bible has examples of polyamory (well, polygamy, specifically), so she's mildly open to the concept.
In a couple months, I'm going to Japan. I'll be there for 6 months, maybe longer. (I mentioned this at the beginning, too). We're both concerned about the trials of long-distance relationships. I love Carol, and she loves me, and we don't plan on giving up on each other. Nevertheless, I think we both might benefit from polyamory, assuming that one (or both) of us meets a new partner.
Carol told me to post this so she can read your feedback. Hopefully you all can ease her fears a little, and/or give us some advice.