Interesting use of "relationship." One of the greatest all time movies....SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR, Ellen Byrsten, Alan Alda....one week a year, what was a "conference out of town,' turned into an LTR, and even at that one week love ebbed and flowed, the amazing part of the story line, were the changes which occurred in each other lives, and how it effected their own side relationship. I would highly recommend it for a great evening.
Sure. I call that social dating. It's socializing with no commitments to each other.
But when one of the individuals is ready to take the "relationship" to the next step and other is not ready, they are no longer on the same page. Then expect a split.
It’s all about agreement, we all have a position we come from and it’s no more relevant/ irrelevant than any one else’s. As long as everyone involved can handle it , do your thing. We spend to much of our lives trying to live for the expectations of others whether real or perceived.
It is not contradictory if that is what and how the couple agree their long term relationship will proceed. I would want to talk about it from time to time, so both know how the full relationship is going.
I think each relationship should make up their own rules together. It's complicated, and requires some maturity and deep intelligence.
Not contradictory. You are being open and honest with your desires and where your heart is. O commend your attitude and in the past I've been in a similar situation. Most aren't cut out to operate that way. Some are and when you find those that are willing to be there for you, they might just turn out to be a keeper and become your primary relationship.
Well, great question. Because of where we are today, looking for love in very, very strange places, we are all attuned to keep our “options open.” We continue to look because we are uncertain of whom we have found. Yet, if that relationship you speak of moves to a level in which trust has been recognized and that person sees you as a potentially partner, one should set other dalliances aside and focus on the now. IMO
One example I will share...while I was married before my wife passed, I was having a LTR with the wife of the man I worked for, and she was having an affair with me, her boss, and her hubby, and we snuck in a third person now and then, and everyone was finally getting enough.