Sounds Too Good to Be True
I think the idea of a large poly family with many people to give their love to you sounds wonderful. You would always have the support and protection of this intimate group of people to turn to. But I wonder, is it too good to be true?
I mean, think for a moment about human instinct. We are all, each of us, ultimately looking out for number one (ourselves). Would it truly be possible to share a 'soulmate' with another person without natural feelings of jealously getting in the way? I think about sharing my husband with other wives and the thought makes me laugh. Because deep down I know it will never happen, I'm able to laugh the idea away. But were it ever to be taken seriously, my reaction would be of bitterness. As much as it might be nice in many ways to have other wives to share in the burdens of taking care of the home and family, I would feel upset over having to share the intimate connection that my hubby and I have. That is something very special to me and is a large part of what makes our union work-- knowing that we give ourselves to each other only.
I guess I just can't imagine sharing such a bond without instinctive, raw, natural emotions interferring.