I wish I could count on one hand the amount of times I’ve been asked about my child’s welfare, when it comes to my being openly non-monogamous.
Will he be confused, or unstable? Won’t he be less attended to, less secure, less loved?
I’m fairly sure the answer is no but I can’t judge these questions too harshly; I used to think in that way too, conditioned (like so many of us) swallow the basic, and wrongful, assumption that the most crucial thing for any and every child’s healthy development is that they grow up within a traditional family structure – that is, two parents and one home.
Thankfully that is so far from the case – for three main reasons…