Polyamory in the Winnipeg Free Press

The WFP’s Carolin Vesely wrote an excellent article about polyamory, that appeared on the front page of the E section today.

In it she profiles a local family in a polyandrous V relationship and others (including myself), gives an overview of what polyamory is and what it is not and includes a sidebar with poly definitions and terms.

Michelle, 39, has been married to Michael, 50, since 1995. They live in rural Manitoba and have two school-age children.

In 2005, however, Michelle found herself falling in love with Liam, a friend, fellow musician and bandmate she’d known for as long as she’d known her husband. He sang at their wedding, in fact.

Turns out the feelings were mutual.

This is typically where the weaving of the tangled web begins. Except that Michael not only knew about his wife’s extramarital attraction, he consented to and supported her decision to get romantically involved with the divorced father of two.

Seven years later, Michelle, Michael and Liam are sitting in a downtown cafe telling a reporter how they managed to prevent the destruction of either a marriage or a friendship.

Let’s just say that since 2007, Michelle and Michael’s marital home has had two master bedrooms. And there are three names on the deed.

Overall an excellent and fair article, though as usual, the comment section could use some help, as the usual pearl-clutchers and bigots are having their say.

Read the full article, Three’s company: polyamoury in Winnipeg, at the Winnipeg Free Press.


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