A journey through the hills and valleys of life...
This really has a powerful message. As an green eco-friendly guy, the consumerism really seems nuts. Even though I do not identify as a Christian in any traditional sense, the message is very powerful.
I have a boyfriend. I am also dating another man. Both know of each other and get along, but are not dating each other. I am a polyamorous man, but I have not always been so. For sixteen years I was in a monogamous relationship. Eight of those years we did not engage in relations. I was working as a massage therapist, and I developed a friendship with one of my clients. Over time, we became good friends and with it both of us became aware there were more feelings involved. When he professed his love for me, I was shocked because I had come to love him too. But I also loved the person I was with. Because I believed the culture's teachings that one person for all your life will make you "happy ever after" I ended the friendship with this man, breaking his heart in the process.
Fast forward to years later, after my partner had passed away. I began dating a guy and his husband. Honestly I entered it having feelings for one of the men...but over time the three o…
I killed myself once. Well kind of. I was in a relationship with a man for sixteen years. Eight of which, we lived in separate bedrooms and did not engage in conjugal relations. While we lived together and deeply cared for each other, the romance, passion, and desire for one another had become a wisp of smoke from a freshly blown out candle. Having gone back into the closet for him so that he could attempt to gain custody of his daughter, I never emerged again until after his death. Because of this I had very very few friends who knew me and fewer who knew how unhappy I was. My body ballooned up to nearly three hundred pounds. I seldom left the house except for work and became a bit of a hermit with severe social anxiety.
Then he died. It was not sudden but the type of growth on his brain led to near a six month stay in the hospital before he left this life. I had been with him for sixteen years of my life, and I was left to discover who I was without him. I had to redefine myse…
I recently began an open dating relationship with a man...and then the murders began... I probably should start at the beginning. I am no prude. I have been in non-traditional relationships before. I was part of a triad of three men, where all three of us were partners, living and loving together. I loved it. But one type of non-traditional relationships I swore I would NEVER try is an open relationship. I should have known better. The gods apparently took it as a challenge. For the past month I have been dating a man. He is gorgeous, sexual, talented, and utterly wonderful. What makes this different than any other previous dating relationship I have experienced is that this dating relationship is open. He is free to have sex with others as am I. It scares the hell out of me.
I can understand being in a closed polyamorous relationship. While some jealousy may arise from time to time, it is more centered about wanting more time or affection. Being in an open relationsh…