Polyamory is about loving people. In my experience, it feels unfair to ask one person to give me everything I need for the rest of my life. I married my husband because I want to build a life with him, but for me that doesn’t automatically imply other people can’t share that life with us. People need friends, family, and partners—but why is it necessarily limited to one? It is expected to have multiple friends who give you different things, yet this mindset stops short of intimate relationships.
COVID-19 has tested patience, boundaries and even our sanity. It’s a continuous whirlwind of emotions as each new stage of the pandemic is unveiled. Relationships—new or old, near or far, straight or same-sex, married or not—have all struggled to adapt to new rules. In a disconnected and isolated world, these couples chose love and perseverance, allowing simple acts of creativity to keep the romance alive.