Solo Poly So I’ll begin defining how I’m utilizing terms that are certain this blog…

What’s a partner that is primary? To my terms

Polyamory undoubtedly includes a language issue.

One of the primary items that anyone who’s a new comer to poly/open relationships notices is we have to work especially hard to unpack that we seem to have our own language: primaries, metamours, compersion, etc. That’s because words come with baggage which.

Our culture generally acknowledges only some standard forms of relationships, this means many people into the mainstream don’t absence for terms to spell it out and talk about their relationships. Often they don’t need certainly to explain to anybody just what a “wife” or “boyfriend” means.

But relationships aren’t one-size-fits-all. Not relationships in mono tradition. Ever understood somebody who means their partner that is intimate as “girl/boyfriend” — but their partner doesn’t notice it like that at all? That’s exactly exactly what i am talking about.

Individuals have a tendency to slap easy labels on relationships in place of actually talk about the way they do and perceive the relationships they’re in.

Even Worse: usually we have a tendency to expect that other individuals use relationship terms the same manner we do. Much drama outcomes.

Which means this is the first in a few articles where I’ll define a number of the terms i personally use in this web site, and just what *I* mean by them. Other folks are welcome to possess their very own definitions and terms. But I’ll attempt to here be consistent as most readily useful I am able to. Continue reading