Fighting a available relationship? Three females reveal the way they make theirs work

Just What motivates a female to decide on, and remain in, a available relationship? Three females tell Gabrielle Fernie why they switched their backs on monogamy

‘Stuggling with available relationship? I’m happy he’s resting with an other woman’

Hannah Collins, 31, works into the creative arts industry. She identifies as polyamorous and queer. She’s held it's place in a relationship that is open partner James, that is additionally dating Rae, for 16 years

‘For people, my available relationship is the worst nightmare, but theirs is mine. We just get one life and I’m maybe maybe not wanting to be one thing I’m maybe maybe maybe not. That’s empowering that is pretty. Definately not stuggling with available relationship, I happened to be fighting monogamy.

‘My partner James and I also will always be “open”. We discuss individuals we like, but we’d never ever “cheat” for each other without speaking about an encounter that is sexual. Strangely, it absolutely was engaged and getting married that has been the turning point for us. We took the choice to formalise our relationship with a marriage we were life partners because we knew. However a few months in, I happened to be struggling because of the proven fact that, despite being pleased plus in love, I became thinking, I may be with one individual forever dating american women.“ We don’t think”