When people ask, I generally say that I'm non-monogamous because that is the most accurate description with the least amount of baggage I can come up with. To me, poly is an umbrella term. Just like marriage is. There's gay marriage, straight marriage, conservative marriages, open marriages, marriages of convenience, etc. So when a person says they are married, it could mean a variety of things. The same goes for people who are single. How another person chooses to be single has no effect on how I choose to be single even though we share the same label.
So it's always good to come up with some back up language to help challenge the assumptions that go along with any umbrella term.
okay, I will read it now.
Being honest, who I am and responsible often means I need to label myself.... which is why I am sad that I used the term "poly" for so long as it sometimes misrepresents who I am and makes me feel irresponsible for using it. It makes me feel like I was being deceitful. Honestly, when I say something about myself, I do want to mean it. That is why I struggle, because the world seems to accept labels when people talk about things. I just want to give the world an honest idea of who I am.
Okay, reading, maybe I will change my mind.
That article is amazingly accurate towards my current relationship. That is sad.