We’re constantly scanning the news for polyamorous content, and we hope you are too. And while polyamory is slowly gaining acceptance and traction in mainstream media, the reality of the situation is that there is still a lot of negative commentary (or no commentary at all) around the subject. Which is why we felt compelled to reply to an Ask Amy column we recently came across.

Prompted by a “confused mom” who recently learned that her son and daughter-in-law are polyamorous, Amy explained what polyamory is and handed the question off to a specialist who suggested various polyamorous resources and ways for the mother to acclimate to the recent discovery (click here for the full story). Although Amy isn’t necessarily an endorser of polyamory, we’d like to commend her for keeping the conversation going regardless. These neutral discussions ultimately validate polyamory — and this, our friends, is the goal! As we always say, polyamory, like monogamy, isn’t for everyone. But both can, and should, exist side by side without more stigma than the next.

So, in conclusion, thank you “confused mom,” for looking for answers instead of recoiling into prejudice when confronted with the news, and thank you, Amy Dickinson, for providing expert resources despite your personal opinions. We look forward to continuing the non-monogamous conversation with you all.


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