Holiday Headaches

Holidays can be stressful for polyfolk. Families don’t always know about, or welcome multiple partners. Established couples can find it difficult to change long-held traditions when a new partner comes along. Add in multiple holiday parties, the question and cost of gifts, and Uncle Joe, who can’t figure out who this pretty new stranger is at the holiday table, and it’s tough.

Surprise me!

I am still new to the poly lifestyle and still feel strange calling it a lifestyle. In fact, I don’t want to be labeled anything. I’ll be Irish, okay. I’ll be Jewish, okay. Heck, I’ll be a redhead, sure. But to stick me with a label of some sort that people may forever identify me as “being” when it can be more complicated than that or more fluid than that or none of their business…I’m not real keen on that.