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How do you tell people you have two girlfriends or two boyfriends? Or that you're poly?
When we are all together I just come out and say that Sigel and I have an open or poly marriage and that Arch is our life partner. If we don't feel it's safe to be open we will say that Arch is a close friend or that he is our girl's stepfather and let people draw their own conclusions. If we are in separate Countries we use the stepfather story to cover most questions since Sigel is our son's legal stepfather.
Mostly I just matter of fact state that we are poly and if the person becomes abusive I give as good as I get.
If they are polite then usually I say the least I can to satisfy the questions.