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Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 am

Congrats!

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:23 pm

so uh I may have blundered into a ldr and it took me a really long time to realize it :-I

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:45 pm

Congrats ;)
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Post by Snowfire (?) » Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:25 pm

Wooooo :yay:
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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:02 pm

Princess Flufflebutt wrote:
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Congrats ;)
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Wooooo :yay:
aww, thank you, Smowfire :flutterunsmith:

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Mr. Big (?) » Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:30 am

Congrats! :yay:

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:47 am

Thanks, Mr. Big :flutterunsmith:

Anyway, the funniest part about all of this is that you always hear “it just happened” when it comes to these sorts of things. And, like, when we started out PMing each other, there wasn’t any ulterior motive other than mutual support. For like 3 years we discussed our problems, how our days were going, cartoons, furry stuff, just chatting. Both of us were like “how are we ever going to meet anybody.”

And then I got a crush on her but I wasn’t sure what to do about it and we kept chatting and started getting silly and flirting a little while back. And then recently another poster here was talking about something somewhere else (name withheld unless they are okay with me mentioning them here but they are a good person), how a relationship started that way for them, and it hit me like, “wait, is that what we’re doing?” :v: So I asked Fluffles if that was what we were doing and she was like “maybe?” and I was like, “oh, okay, I guess we’re dating now.”

So yes, it just happened. :-I I don’t know how either.

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:48 am

It just happened and holy fuck, it's been so good. Madeline is such a charming woman. :allears:
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Post by Skipper (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:02 am

Congratulations! :yay:

Very happy for the both of you! :allears:

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:16 am

Princess Flufflebutt wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:48 am
It just happened and holy fuck, it's been so good. Madeline is such a charming woman. :allears:
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Mr. Big wrote:
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:party:
:yay:
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Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:02 am
Congratulations! :yay:

Very happy for the both of you! :allears:
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Post by Octavia (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:22 pm

Yessss more forum love :scheming:
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Ponygoon love is the best love.
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Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:11 pm

It keeps happening :twonk:

Congrats!
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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Snowfire (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:47 pm

Fizzbuzz wrote:
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Ponygoon love is the best love.
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Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:45 pm

DaikatunaRevengeance wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:11 pm
It keeps happening :twonk:

Congrats!
No one is safe.

Thanks! :yay:
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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Jill (?) » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:44 pm

i think i'm pretty safe :v:

congrats tho :allears:

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:24 am

Jill wrote:
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i think i'm pretty safe :v:

congrats tho :allears:
You never know. I was convinced that I would always be alone until it turned out that I had a crush on somebody I’d already been talking to and then it got serious somehow and here we are :-I

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:39 pm

Relationships are a mistake. I can’t handle being in a poly situation, especially not with so eone who constantly sends me unwanted messages and makes me feel belittled and condescended to. I’m leaving any LGBT community behind and I’m just gonna be a fucking voluntary celibate loser for the rest of my life. It’s easier than trying to understand human emotions or people because they are completely beyond me.

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:40 pm

feel free to laugh at me or heap abuse on me. it’s what I deseve

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:02 am

It doesn't have to a be a poly thing. Especially not with someone you don't like. I'm sorry I put this pressure on you. I was selfish and I hurt you. I am so sorry. I should have thought about your needs more.
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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:51 am

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It doesn't have to a be a poly thing. Especially not with someone you don't like. I'm sorry I put this pressure on you. I was selfish and I hurt you. I am so sorry. I should have thought about your needs more.
She’s a perfectly good and nice person who also makes me feel like a completely inadequate fool. I can’t compete with anyone because I have absolutely nothing worthwhile to offer anyone. Just a basket of terrible learned behaviors and abuse baggage and shitty nerd hobbies that everyone has looked down on forever (albeit now it’s because of fucking nazi assholes).

It isn’t that you’re poly. It’s that I wanted to feel loved and special for the first time in my life and now I know, it’s confirmed, I’m the complete opposite of special or interesting. Just another boring nerd asshole on the internet with nothing to offer anyone, wasting oxygen and food amd water and resources smarter ans better people need.

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Princess Flufflebutt (?) » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:39 am

Madeline wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:51 am
She’s a perfectly good and nice person who also makes me feel like a completely inadequate fool. I can’t compete with anyone because I have absolutely nothing worthwhile to offer anyone. Just a basket of terrible learned behaviors and abuse baggage and shitty nerd hobbies that everyone has looked down on forever (albeit now it’s because of fucking nazi assholes).

It isn’t that you’re poly. It’s that I wanted to feel loved and special for the first time in my life and now I know, it’s confirmed, I’m the complete opposite of special or interesting. Just another boring nerd asshole on the internet with nothing to offer anyone, wasting oxygen and food amd water and resources smarter ans better people need.
You're not boring, uninteresting or a waste of resources. Nor are you an asshole. You are wanted and loved. I love and want you. I never wanted to make you feel like you were competing. I'm sorry I let that happen.
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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Jill (?) » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:32 pm

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I can’t handle being in a poly situation
If I'm being honest, most of us can't. Any relationship between 3+ people is invariably going to generate some feelings of being left out and singled out and betrayed. Even in people without self-esteem issues, jealousy is a powerful and miserable force that goes underestimated all the time. There's something of a social taboo around envy where no one wants to admit when it's something they feel. We might have our feelings belittled and considered petty and immature. We don't get to feel all righteous about it like we do with anger. We might tell ourselves we're being petty and immature, and the feeling might stick around even though we've acknowledged it and keep coming up again. Few people are equipped to actually defuse it.

I'm not one of them. Consciously I know that whenever my partners spend time with each other and not me, it doesn't automatically mean I'm inadequate and unwanted in the relationship. I'll still feel that way though, and those are feelings I'd rather just avoid having. I've still got my share of issues with regards to abandonment and isolation, and I would only consider a poly relationship if all of us knew each other super well and were on the same page about each other's emotional baggage.

I've gone off on a bit of a tangent as Jills are wont to, but at the very least I hope this perspective is helpful to someone.

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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:39 pm

Jill wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:32 pm
If I'm being honest, most of us can't. Any relationship between 3+ people is invariably going to generate some feelings of being left out and singled out and betrayed. Even in people without self-esteem issues, jealousy is a powerful and miserable force that goes underestimated all the time. There's something of a social taboo around envy where no one wants to admit when it's something they feel. We might have our feelings belittled and considered petty and immature. We don't get to feel all righteous about it like we do with anger. We might tell ourselves we're being petty and immature, and the feeling might stick around even though we've acknowledged it and keep coming up again. Few people are equipped to actually defuse it.

I'm not one of them. Consciously I know that whenever my partners spend time with each other and not me, it doesn't automatically mean I'm inadequate and unwanted in the relationship. I'll still feel that way though, and those are feelings I'd rather just avoid having. I've still got my share of issues with regards to abandonment and isolation, and I would only consider a poly relationship if all of us knew each other super well and were on the same page about each other's emotional baggage.

I've gone off on a bit of a tangent as Jills are wont to, but at the very least I hope this perspective is helpful to someone.
it is helpful. thank you.

I don’t know what else to say but that I was absolutely not ready or emotionally mature enough to be trustworthy in a relationship either, since I lied about seeking help in a mental health crisis situation (I didn’t, I was too scared to go, so when a cop showed up, that was startling and unwelcome).

I’m not even mature or nice enough to stay friends. I can’t even stay offline when I’m supposed to.

huge asshole fuckup right here <—

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Post by Snowfire (?) » Wed May 12, 2021 9:42 pm

So uh, Medley (Pseudo) and I are getting back together. :allears:

We were actually LDRing before when she had just come out as trans. I couldn't remember why we broke up, but she reminded me it was because I said I wouldn't be comfortable if she was bigender, because well, OBVIOUSLY I was a straight guy (albeit demi).

Well... turns out the only part of that that was true was the demi part. :v:

Lately, we've started talking again and decided that since her being bigender is no longer a problem since MY coming out as a trans woman also made me realize I was bi, we are going to try LDRing again for the time being. And obviously try to physically see each other at some point. :yay:

Also Ponygoon love best love etc. etc. :flutterunsmith:
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Snowfire wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 9:42 pm
So uh, Medley (Pseudo) and I are getting back together. :allears:
Congrats to you two!
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On an unrelated note, am I the only one here who's feeling the pandemic put a strain on their relationship? Anyone have any tips?
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Post by Octavia (?) » Tue May 18, 2021 4:36 pm

diribigal wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 5:31 am
On an unrelated note, am I the only one here who's feeling the pandemic put a strain on their relationship? Anyone have any tips?
Are you living with your partner? If so, it could be helpful to do an activity every so often without them. Being forced to spend every minute with the same person for over a year can get tedious, regardless of how much you care for them. Time apart is really important. Being a better independent person helps you be a better partner.

I'm lucky because it feels like my relationship has gotten stronger during the pandemic. It's really nice to have someone to lean on when it feels like the world is crumbling around you. He helps me when I'm feeling overwhelmed and vice versa.
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Re: Relationships & Co. Thread

Post by diribigal (?) » Tue May 18, 2021 8:55 pm

Octavia wrote:
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Are you living with your partner? If so, it could be helpful to do an activity every so often without them. Being forced to spend every minute with the same person for over a year can get tedious, regardless of how much you care for them. Time apart is really important. Being a better independent person helps you be a better partner.
Thanks Octavia. I need to do more without them and hope that I can once my vaccine kicks in. Right now our balance of time together/apart versus what each person would like is just off.
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