How a unicorn can test one’s trust in their partner
I was exposed to a very interesting idea last night when I read Poly Pride’s post, “Unicorn Hunters are a ‘larval form’ of poly“. That post then lead me to More Than Two’s post about polyamory and couple privilege and let’s just say I recognised more of my relationship there than I really wanted to.
As stated in More Than Two’s post, privilege isn’t necessarily something you do or take advantage of on purpose but it can still have a negative effect on people regardless. Often in our discussions about becoming a triad, we’ve spoken about how we’d protect ‘our relationship’ and how if the third person was causing drama or one of us wasn’t getting along with her, it would be more important to preserve what we have (the primary relationship) than potentially losing everything. In hindsight, I can see how much privilege we’re attaching to our current relationship. Yes, of…
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