Kevin is still married to his ex-wife, which means V is available, which Kevin is unsure about but V and Svetlana see as no big deal.
They get married (off-camera) at the courthouse, announcing it later that night after celebrating Fiona’s upcoming nuptials.
A polycule can be as simple as a "V" (A is dating both B and C, with their approval, but B and C are not dating each other) or a triangle (A, B, and C are all dating each other), but it can also get very complex.
Jen Day and her boyfriend of 11 years, Pepper Mint (yes, that’s his real name), live together with their cat in a whitewashed house on a narrow, leafy street in Berkeley, Calif. Mint has another girlfriend — and just began seeing two other women, too. And, in general, people have grown more open to alternative lifestyles.
University of Michigan psychologist Terri Conley, for instance, estimates that 5 percent of Americans are involved in consensual non-monogamous relationships. Maintaining multiple “A lot of people get into this relationship style and don’t really have the tools to do it ethically, so people get hurt,” says Michael (last name not given), who organizes polyamory events in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay Area, Calif.
In the back half of Season 6, Svetlana laments that her greed card will soon expire as her marriage to Mickey, a convicted felon, is no longer valid.
If you find that your own lesbian relationship lies outside the ‘traditional monogamous couple’ model, you’re definitely not alone.
Their are many multifaceted and multifarious love relationships to choose from.
They kiss and nuzzle and have date nights, like any other couple. The couple practice polyamory: They have multiple committed relationships at once, with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved. Apparently more people across the country are getting on the big-love bus. Of course, it’s also possible that interest in polyamory has remained stable — but people just have more opportunity to take part. Still, the poly-curious should think hard before making the leap.
Large-scale studies tracking the number of polyamorous (aka “poly”) individuals don’t exist, but evidence from polyamory groups, relationship therapists and dating websites suggests that figure is rising fast. Polyamory might sound like free love, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy.