You've added this book to your reading list. And it's covered in highlighter marks, sticky notes, and conversation points for you and your partner(s).
You know this entire flow chart by heart.
You get freakishly good at juggling you're newly complex life via Google Calendar.
This item makes you giggle (as does a remarkably large portion of the hardware store).
You find yourself explaining your relationship a lot. Like, a lot a lot.
You get used to the varied reactions from those who you choose to tell about your relationships.
You find yourself saying, "No, Jealousy is a part of the relationship and we work through it."
Speaking of that, you learn to talk with your partner(s) about everything.
You will totally get overwhelmed.
And you'll figure out that it's fine, because you get to know people in a really cool way.
You will learn so much about yourself (and who you're with).
You find yourself saying "it's complicated" a lot.
You discover how important alone time is.
Getting ready for a date, and watching your partner get ready for a date night becomes one of the best things ever.
Con: You still have to go on first dates with new people.
Pro: you still get to go on first dates with new people.
You discover that its not about sex really at all.
Even if sometimes it totally is.
You learn a lot about people.
You will find that, even once you've gotten comfortable with yourself and relationship, you get judged
And it might make you angry, but you've decided what makes you happy and you're working on it.
Just remember: As your choices are totally valid so are theirs.
You will likely find yourself navigating waters a previous you never thought you'd navigate.
And in the end, loving yourself and your partners in the way that allows you to be ethically who you are is awesome.
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