What is Polyamory?
Polyamory (from Greek πολύ poly, "many, several", and Latin amor, "love") is the practice of, or desire for, intimate relationships with more than one partner, with the consent of all partners involved. It has been described as "consensual, ethical, and responsible non-monogamy".
How Can Polyamory Work?
Because polyamorous relationships do not follow the mainstream societal construct of a relationship, the logistics are often cause for confusion to outsiders.
For a polyamorous relationship to be successful, everyone involved must be open and honest about what they want and need out of the union.
While the boundaries in polyamory are different from monogamous relationships, they do still exist - whether by defining who can enter into a relationship or putting limits on how much time can be spent with each partner. Maintaining open communication is integral to a polyamorous relationship so that issues do not arise.
However, jealousy can still manifest - even if you are open with your partner/partners.