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Old 04-15-2015, 08:43 PM
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I think all words/labels are squishy.

"What is it really, if you're close to someone and also sleep with them? How isn't that a relationship?"
Heh, sounds like a relationship to me.

"Why can't I shower him with the love and attention I would a boyfriend or a 'significant other?'"
Well, why don'tcha? Doesn't he want you to?

"It takes a very special person to be able to have the ability to deal with this. They should be open to poly, sure. But they also need to have incredibly strong relationship skills. Sounds counterintuitive, right?"
Well, I had always heard that poly people need to have strong relationship skills.

I don't think "boyfriend" and "girlfriend" are "big-deal words," but I suppose everyone has their own unique experience with various words (especially relationship words).
Love means never having to say, "Put down that meat cleaver!"
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