PROPOSAL 2 (any gender, early twenties to late life)
Shiloh B: You and Shiloh A have made these last three years the happiest ones of my life. I can entertain the idea of an even better future... with the TWO of you. I know I don't commit to things easily but I am ready to ask the both of you the big question: Shiloh A and Shiloh, would you two maaaaaaybe tell me how this can work?
I'm not against polyamory, I've seen people make THAT work. It can be done. But this is a little different, right? I mean most polyamorous marriages don't involve clones-- gah! Sorry: Most polyamorous marriages don't involve an "other self."
It's no secret I fell in love with Shiloh A first. And Shiloh B, you're, well, you're so SIMILAR to Shiloh A, how am I going to keep track of which relationship is developing where? Maybe we keep a chart on the fridge? Sort of like a chore list? Checking off different milestones, make sure nobody falls behind?
And honestly, there ARE a few kinks I need to work out with Shiloh B.
Also, really I don't want to make things any more complicated. Are you two willing to entertain the idea of leaving Shiloh C out of the picture?
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