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    poco, NY brit expat

    dealt and it sounds like you have developed a pretty good working relationship.  Actually I think gay men do better having outside relationships than women because it kind of requires that you break the marriage code you have signed on to and men have been expected to break that monogamous code whereas women may break it but feel more guilty if we do (pardon the generalization).

    Also, wouldn't it be nice if in order to get the legal benefits and protections of marriage, you didn't have to be a hypocrite. Even though we often know and subtly agree to have an open relationship, the fact that it is done in what is supposed to be a traditionally monogamous situation often leads to some confusion and trust issues that wouldn't be there if we could be totally honest.  I think a redefined civil union that incorporates a number of these ideas would be better than chasing after this illusion of marriage that hasxn't existed much for straight or gay folks.

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