These days, people have a range of preferences and practices when it comes to their lifestyle and relationships. Some men are keen to enter into a committed monogamous relationship with someone special who they can eventually settle down with. However, there are other men who are looking for something a little different.
Some men consider a polyamorous lifestyle where they form intimate relationships with a number of partners with all partners being aware of the situation. While this is something that some men may be comfortable with, those who have never practiced it before should first consider a number of factors to determine whether this is the right lifestyle for them.
Some of the factors you need to consider
There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to a polyamorous lifestyle. Some of the key ones to think about include:
• Time and energy involved: When you are involved with two or more people in a relationship, you will need to be able to commit the time and energy required to each of those people rather than just one. You therefore need to think about whether you have enough time and the stamina to be able to do this.
• Whether it will affect your relationships: You also need to think about whether living this sort of lifestyle will affect your relationships, either with your partners or with members of the family. Not everyone will agree with this type of lifestyle, so you need to be prepared for some controversy. Whether this is something that you can deal with is one of the things that you will have to decide.
• The various issues that may arise: There are many issues that can arise when you are living this lifestyle, not just between partners but also with friends and family and also in relation to time and capacity. You need to think about all of these issues and determine whether living a polyamorous lifestyle is going to cause too many problems or issues for you to be able to cope with.
• What to expect: Many people who go into this type of lifestyle do so blindly without thinking about how it will affect them personally or what they hope to achieve from it. You need to think about your expectations and why you want to live this lifestyle in order to determine whether it is the right one for you.
• What if you fall for one partner: One more important point to consider is what will happen if you fall for one of the partners over and above the others. Will she then want to enter into an exclusive relationship knowing that you were leading this lifestyle?
All of these points have to be considered in order to get a more realistic idea of whether you can cope with this type of lifestyle, as it can be stressful for many men. Making sure you put plenty of thought into it beforehand is therefore essential.