but I think I'd find it exceedingly difficult emotionally to deal with more than one relationship at a time.
Alan, this seems to me what would likely be the biggest problem in any open relationship.
I know it is possible cause I had it once upon a time...is it greedy of me to want it again? lol like I care..
Of course it isn't greedy. I think it is a sweet desire and I wish you all the best in your new life.
I would say it makes a beneficial difference if you're living alone rather than with a particular one of the lover contingent. Territorial awareness extends beyond a lover's person in such cases, and while her trysts may be approved, her lovers' rummaging through my things in the house is not.
I agree with your statement. To me this falls into the category of the old saying that you don't crap where you eat. Respect of territory would be a must in this situation. IMO, another lover should not be brought into the bed you share unless mutually invited. This is why God made hotels.
Oh, BTW, Comf, It takes a beautiful, talented soul to write the above poem.
Thank you all for posting.