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    Wife is poly, I am not, this is very new

    Yeah, thanks, I appreciate this. Another aspect to all this is that I am quite introverted with some level of social anxiety. My wife is one of the *very* few people I would rather be with than alone. So, there is another aspect of discomfort with the poly arrangement that she has her heart...
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    Wife is poly, I am not, this is very new

    The older one is 13-going-on-40 and the younger is 11-going-on-8. Very different kids that need different approaches. In her defense, this was exactly her plan. The 13 y/o kind of blew it up because she is exceptionally perceptive, questions e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g, and is also kinda sneaky. She...
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    Wife is poly, I am not, this is very new

    Yeah, you and others are quite correct about the NRE. Very much so. Let me ask you, how did you initially feel when your wife met this other partner? Would you have found the idea of your current arrangement to be a complete non-starter at the time? Is it something you grew to accept and be...
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    Wife is poly, I am not, this is very new

    Thanks very much for the reply, I appreciate your time. Nearly grown is a bit of a stretch -- it's a young teen and an almost-teen. Old enough to have actual conversations with, but still very tricky ages for this sort of thing. I have already been tearfully asked by the oldest to assure her...
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    Wife is poly, I am not, this is very new

    I'll try to be as brief as I can... Wife and I have a very loving and largely happy marriage. Our family unit is me, her, and her two kids from her prior marriage (my stepdaughters). I am for all intents and purposes their dad, and have had them from very young. The marriage has become...
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