Marriages nowadays are tentative at best. With so many divorces and separations, it’s tough to uncover what works and what doesn’t. But relationships have long been about communication and transparency. It’s important to share feelings, thoughts, and fears with your partner so that you can overcome these obstacles together as a team. And for Laura and Mike Leonard, things are no different despite their polyamorous relationship.
The pair got married in 2015 and have a five-year-old son together.
But when they got married, they made it clear to each other that they were going to have an open relationship.
Laura says that her relationship is completely dependent on communication. She is transparent and tells her husband exactly who she is sleeping with.
‘Being polyamorous has made our marriage stronger as we’re always communicating with one another,’ Laura said. ‘Having sex with other people has nothing to do with us ‘being cheaters”
‘We both just need more than one sexual partner to fulfill our needs. That’s not to say we don’t get jealous of one another from time to time but that’s normal.’
However, the couple has agreed never to bring their dates home so that their 5-year-old son won’t be influenced by their choices or by their polyamorous relationship.
Laura explained: ‘dating is part of who I am and that’s why I’ll always be polyamorous. Mike and myself got married knowing full well that we’d never be 100 percent exclusive to each other.’
She went on to say that since she’s been married she’s had about 10 partners and goes on 2 to 4 dates a month.
‘I’ve had around 10 sexual partners since we tied the knot and I tend to go on around two to four dates per month. When I struggle to find dates, I use dating website What’s Your Price to find potential new partners.’
‘Mike also goes on dates with other women and we openly discuss the sexual partners we have while married.’