Recent content by Simone

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    Australia/Melbourne

    I believe PolyVic in Melbourne is still going. They have a once per month discussion group and monthly social get-together. Simone
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    Really struggling - any (gentle) advice?

    Well, depending on some major changes going on at work, I may be minus a job next month. If this happens, I could borrow a friend's holiday home and have some time away. I realise I'm quite clinically depressed, which is probably not the best time to make major life decisions. Thanks for your...
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    Really struggling - any (gentle) advice?

    @Natja - it does all seem very taxing. I'm at a time in my life when I have a lot going on; health issues, financial pressures, high work demands e.t.c. and trying to find a way to make poly work (especially in light of some very traumatic childhood stuff that has been surfaced by this), just...
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    Really struggling - any (gentle) advice?

    @nyccindie - insightful post, thank you. Yes, I do understand the importance of moving beyond the past, while acknowledging it. I started counselling as I have the desire to move beyond it, but not the tools. I'm hoping to acquire these. I have wondered if my interest in monogamy is an 'escape'...
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    Really struggling - any (gentle) advice?

    @kdt, no issues with younger men. I really have ZERO jealousy towards men. Lad has been away on holiday overseas for many weeks at a time with his gay partner and I've only ever felt happy he's having a great time. @London and Cleo, yes, I'm seeing the poly counsellor and am on strong...
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    Really struggling - any (gentle) advice?

    I feel competitive with women, but not men. I had a very difficult time from 10 - 15 years. Went to an all girl boarding school and was bullied horrendously (physically and emotionally) for years. Also starting to feel less attractive as I approach 40 years and feel threatened by my bf having...
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    Hello from DownUnder!

    Hello all! Look forward to learning more about you on this board. I'm a late 30's, child-free by choice, professional woman in a W relationship. Simone
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    Really struggling - any (gentle) advice?

    Hello everyone, I'm new to this board (although not new to poly), so please be gentle with me. I'm one of the hinges of a W. The other hinge is my bi male partner of 11+ years. One end of the W is his gay male partner of 10+ years. The other end is my straight male lover of 18 months...
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