Thanks for clarifying. I see your concern now and have to say that I detect more respect for polyamory than I anticipated. I think that’s pretty open-minded and I respect that.
And I agree…there are people who claim to be “polyamorous” with no understanding or commitment to the underlying ethics and principles. The uninitiated adopt the title, thinking it’s all free love fun and games, without assuming the associated responsibility.
I also agree that polyamory, and the required degrees of disclosure, emotional regulation, self-confidence, and secure attachment required to pull it off, isn’t for everyone. It can be emotionally challenging, but also rewarding. Theres a lot of personal growth that can happen under those conditions.
It’s unfortunate when it’s cheapened by people who adopt the name, but not the ideals.
Thanks for the elaboration!