In the beginning …
When we began our site in April of 2006 as a committed and cohabitating partially closeted poly-fi, cross-coupled quad (How’s that from people who don’t like labels?) we did so with the intention of reaching out to others from whom we could acquire understanding, advice, and inspiration. As our stories will affirm, we fell into polyamory quite by surprise, and had no resources from which to draw. We went searching, then researching, finally deciding to put ourselves into cyberspace with the hope of encountering others like us. Perhaps in our attempt to record our journey we can be of help to some, or at the very least, give comic relief to others.
There comes a time in the lives of each and every person when they look up and realize they have changed. And at some point in this realization they see that their partner has either grown and changed in a way that was compatible or they have taken a wholly other path. For the OPL quad this is what happened for us. The 20 year marriages have dissolved, the women have closed ranks and created a Domestic Partnership, and the men are navigating thru the waters of single fatherhood. Our archives chronicle the rise and fall of what we had hoped was an everlasting partnership, so feel free to start at the beginning. While our partnerships have morphed beyond the original intent we still parent 10 children and because of that will always be interconnected.
The “Our Poly Life” (former)Quad: Fix, Temptress, The Laundry Goddess, and Mr. Big
**** Disclaimer- All blog entries/archives prior to August 1, 2009 chronicle our time as a functioning cross coupled quad. Any and all entries after that are the works of Temptress and The Laundry Goddess as they navigate the changing face of ” Our Poly Life.” All works published within this blog are the original works of the Our Poly Life Quad and may not be re-produced without our express permission. We write openly and honestly and our blog contains our opinions as the writers concerning our poly journey. We invite you to read, to leave comments or feedback, however… This is OUR blog. It is full of OUR opinions. They are OURS. We own them. We will not apologize for them.