Two weeks ago in newspapers all over, the advice columnist Ask Amy (Amy Dickinson) advised an aghast mom
to accept her adult son's polycule into the family, as he requested.
Amy used to be actively hostile and dismissive toward polyamory and people who defend it. In recent years she has moderated though remains somewhat skeptical.
I don’t believe that polyamory is the gateway to happiness, but that same caution would also apply to many conventional marriages.
I’d love to hear from people who grew up in polyamorous households.
...Email to email@example.com , or by mail to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068.
If that's you, please tell her how your family worked out for you; she seems to be still forming her opinions. She will surely hear from many children of ordinary cheaters and secret affair-havers who are not us. If you grew up in an openly polyamorous family with good values, she needs to hear your voice.
A couple of sentences will get your message across, but I'm sure any length will be welcome. The address is above.
Forward this to anyone you know for whom it is relevant.
Labels: Ask Amy, children of polyamory