TOPANGA (CBS) вЂ” вЂњThreeвЂ™s CompanyвЂќ is not only a television show; it’s the method many people you live. These are typically having multiple, intimate relationships during the exact same some time everybody involved is aware of each other. ItвЂ™s called polyamory.
We talked with a polyamorous family вЂ” one woman and two men вЂ” living under similar roof and increasing a kid.
вЂњI have to call home my entire life in a fashion that is extraordinary. We have become whom I would like to be and experience the things I wish to experience,вЂќ Jaiya Ma stated.
Ma, 34, has been around a relationship for 10 years with Jon Hanauer, a 49-year-old heterosexual.
вЂњOh yeah, ItвЂ™s sort of head boggling,вЂќ Hanauer stated about their love for Ma.
Then there is MaвЂ™s more boyfriend that is recent 44-year-old Ian Ferguson, who’s additionally heterosexual.
This is actually the twist, all of them live together in a home in Topanga, increasing 2-year-old Eamon вЂ” Ma and FergusonвЂ™s son.
This polyamorous triad began whenever Ma took in a fan at HanauerвЂ™s demand.
вЂњWe choose to go through a really rough situation вЂ“ really rough. And my style of means of working with things is always to retreat and merely to types of heal,вЂќ Hanauer stated.
This is where she came across Ferguson at a party course, dropped in love, and вЂ” with HanauerвЂ™s blessing вЂ” became pregnant.
вЂњI keep in mind Ian being appropriate right in front of me personally, after all this guy had been current he was just gazing in my eyes with me for all of but one hour of my 20-hour labor, where. Jon had been me a massage and brushing my hair behind me giving. IвЂ™m pampered, Ma stated.
Whether single or married, gay or right, more folks are residing in polyamorous lifestyles. By estimates some 500,000 People in the us are polyamorous.
вЂњFor us it is maybe not about dating a lot of individuals or making love with a bunch of men and women. That is an extremely deep relationship. I believe we now have the potentiality to love one or more individual,вЂќ Ma stated.
In terms of supplying for the product, FergusonвЂ™s furniture design business will pay the bills. Hanauer takes proper care of Eamon and chores in the home, that allows Ma, a sexologist that is renowned to spotlight her profession.
вЂњi enjoy it. Personally I think it all like I have. Personally I think like i’ve a partner that is in solution, would you a complete lot of things throughout the house, whom assists care for my son. And somebody would you a lot of work and brings house the bacon,вЂќ Ma said.
But would you she sleep with during the night?
вЂњWe actually all have separate areas inside your home. I do believe there are occasions whenever I have actually emotions for various one of these, in me,вЂќ she said because they fulfill different needs. вЂњSo for Jon it might be when feeling that is iвЂ™m emotional. IanвЂ™s whenever, you realize, you simply desire one thing good,вЂќ she included.
вЂњWe get on. Yes,вЂќ Hanauer stated regarding their relationship with Ferguson. вЂњI do get jealous, but i am aware, we place it in viewpoint.вЂќ
вЂњIn regards to my relationship, my powerful with Jaiya and Jon, there clearly wasnвЂ™t any feeling of envy. ThereвЂ™s simply a feeling of comfort,вЂќ Ferguson said.
That convenience, they said, is very important in terms of increasing Eamon.
Hanauer will not think about him become their son.
вЂњNo. I donвЂ™t go here. We donвЂ™t think thatвЂ™s fair to him. I am called by him their Jon, their protector, their caretaker. IвЂ™m perfect with that,вЂќ he said.
Ideal is just how this household views life at this time. Like in any normal household, often there is a struggle to locate stability. However for this polyamorous family members, they stated the important thing is in coping with an heart that is open.
вЂњI think a number of the advantages of polyamory [relationships], that think anyone in monogamous relationship may use study on and make use of, is great interaction. It’s a deeper and more experience that is profound for several,вЂќ Ma stated.
There was a study being carried out at Georgia State University regarding the effect polyamorous relationships have on young ones.