So, total truth to my people – I’m polyamorous. I have been for many years, even though I didn’t have a term for it.
As such, I’m still learning the “jargon.” I never had a name for these types of relationships, but hearing them termed “comet relationship” makes perfect sense. ❤
Let’s start at the beginning. ‘Comet’ isn’t all that new to the poly lexicon, but I’ve found lots of people that are unfamiliar with the term, so I’m going to start with what it means. The More Than Two glossary defines a comet as:
“An occasional lover who passes through one’s life semi-regularly, but without an expectation of continuity or a romantic relationship.”
I couldn’t disagree more with the second half of this definition. A polyamory reddit post contains a definition that I agree much more with:
“A person that passes through your life repeatedly who is intense and awesome, and when gone you are still in contact with that person in some way, but they are not a continuous partner.”
But it still doesn’t quite capture my experience with comet relationships. I see them as having elliptical orbits like comets in space. My comet relationships are with people that…
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