Polyamory in the News: No Season 3 of "Polyamory: Married & Dating"
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There are bi women which is hot, right? But I still reserve the right to complain about it.
Some of the rules present bothered me, in both situations. And I do have a big criticism of one cast member accusing his wife of not being poly for not wanting to share her girlfriend with him. If people have an agreement that includes that entitlement, cool. Plenty do have group sex, for sure. Which is cool; sex is a fantastic and normal part of our lives and relationships.
The relationships were all serious, long term, and committed between more than two partners. The two groups on the show, however, are a triad and a quad, both groups living and planning futures together.
Members of both families had lovers outside of their live-in partners, but the focus was definitely more on the dynamics of the partners living together under the same roof. The triad on the show had Occupy posters all over their house, and on several occasions spoke of their lifestyle as revolutionary and compared it to other social movements. They certainly saw their own commitment ceremony as a revolutionary act, beyond simply one of personal significance.
Rather than only focusing on the drama within the relationships of which there admittedly was plentythe show also tackled obstacles that are facing poly people living in a monogamous world.
The topic of coming out was dealt with somewhat extensively, and a lot of the on-camera interview time with various cast members focused on advocating for the acceptance of poly relationships.
That final episode was shot months ago. I asked, and Chris responded with this letter: Hi Alan, Let me tell you first off that we read all of this season's recaps as you posted them. We all felt that you had very good insights and did a great job recapping the events for those who were unable to watch the show. We also agree with you that the show ended rather inconclusively and we were a little disappointed by that.
That said, the issues that our trio was coping with were far too many and too complicated to have been dealt with in eight half-hour segments, let alone that only half of that time could be spent on our family. Under those conditions [director] Natalia did an excellent job telling our story and did her best to wrap up the show without forcing a resolution that did not yet exist.
When the season left off, Megan and I were still living together in the house that Leigh Ann and I had made our home since even before our marriage.
I was spending some nights there and others with Leigh Ann, in the house that she had moved into. Very quickly, this became an issue for all three of us. The only resolution we could find was for Megan and I each to find our own separate apartments.
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Currently we continue to each have our own residences and have made a point to carve out time for ourselves as individuals as well as beginning to acknowledge and make time for the four separate relationships that are contained within our trio.
It has been a difficult time, plenty of arguments, hurt feelings and "processing," but we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.
This past week we had considerably more "trio time" than we have had this entire year. Leigh Ann hosted a work event this past Saturday night that Megan and I helped out with and attended.