What You Need To Know About Poly Relationships In The Black Community

Dec 2 '2022, 1:13 PM | By Chris

Indeed, polygamy is a practice that dates back to the dawn of humans and is still practiced today in a variety of cultural contexts throughout every continent, including the United States, where the majority of people claim to be against it.

Even though polygamy and other poly relationships are quite common in West African communities, it is not widely accepted. This is probably because of the biased law against women's right to be involved in several relationships at a time. If you are looking to get into a black poly relationship, read below to find tips to help you achieve your goals:

Respect Your Partner’s Partners

Balance is necessary for every relationship, but poly relationships require it much more. You may maintain yours on stable ground by respecting your partner's preference for other partners.

If you choose to be mean and disrespectful towards your lover’s partner, your negativity may drive your spouse away or it may persuade them that you are not suitable for the relationship you agreed to, one in which you are not always the center of attention.

This does not imply that you must support your partner in their other relationships; maintaining a polite distance is also a smart choice. Instead, you would be wise to concentrate on your own relationship and its success.

Set Boundaries

Even if you're cool with sharing your partner with someone else, it’s normal to get jealous of other partners. Knowing that your partner is having fun or going on a date with their other partner would not make you feel good in any way.

When going out with someone else, you might want your partner to just state that they are going out instead of giving the full details. Have a conversation with your partner upfront if you are or are not okay with her talking about your private moments with other people when it comes to personal information about you.

Spend Time with Your Partner Alone

In one person in a polyamorous relationship is your main partner, being explicit about the activities or things you will share that will stay between just you two is important. It is best to keep such moments that are meaningful to you both private and unique.

Say that every year on your anniversary, you and your significant other go to the same restaurant. Instead of allowing him to invite the other partner there, explain to him that you would prefer to reserve the location and the custom for the two of you since doing so with someone else would lessen its significance.

Keep Your Expectations Realistic

You don’t have the ability to foresee future events or predict whether or not your partner will break up with you. If and when circumstances abruptly change, being open to the possibility of quick change will lessen the damage. Maybe your partner breaks up with you "randomly" because they want to be monogamous with their other relationship, or maybe you find you're no longer attracted to your present companions. Regardless, it's essential to guard your heart by maintaining a line of communication with it.

Published By: Sister Wives 

Matchmakers Inc


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