Finding a soulmate is what many people dream of. The all-American dream involves marrying the one you love, having some children, and living in a house with a white picket fence. Although this may still ring true for some, times have definitely changed.
Love and relationships don’t really fit into a box in 2017. Some couples are ditching society’s ideas of what a loving relationship should be and are paving their own way to harmonious happiness.
Married couple Cristina and Benno are getting a divorce, but they aren’t breaking up. They are doing it to please their girlfriend Sierra, and slide #2 reveals the shocking truth behind this polyamorous relationship!
10. Relationships Have Completely Evolved In 2017
Although many aspire to find and marry their one, true soulmate, some people are taking a different perspective on what a healthy, loving relationship can be. One married couple realized that not all relationships are created equal, and they decided to make a change. Slide #7 reveals not everything works for everyone when it comes to love!
9. Cristina And Benno Were Never The Normal Married Couple By Societal Standards
The couple had been married for over ten years and have three beautiful children. They weren’t unhappy with each other and they were still very much in love, but Cristina stated that something wasn’t quite right about their marriage. The couple planned to fix it by finding their missing piece.
8. Monogamy Wasn’t What Cristina Was Looking For
Although most couples find comfort in being with their partner solely for life, Benno and Cristina don’t fit into that mold. Cristina is bisexual, and she needed to satisfy her attraction to both sexes. The couple was on a quest to find their third partner, but it wasn’t so easy finding the perfect match. Slide #2 proves it was well worth the wait!
7. The Couple Found Their Match At A Local Mall
Cristina and Benno met Sierra at an exotic pet store where she worked, and the three hit it off right away. Things began to get serious and Sierra moved into the couple’s home. Not wanting to exclude Sierra from the closeness of their relationship, the couple decided to make one more major change.
6. The Couple Filed For Divorce For Their New Lady
Cristina and Benno didn’t want newcomer Sierra to feel jealous or left out due to their vows, so they decided to get a divorce to keep everyone in the family happy. The next slide shows how Sierra really feels in this unique, polyamorous relationship, and you won’t believe her shocking response!
5. Sierra Couldn’t Feel More Loved In This Bizarre Love Triangle
Twenty-one-year-old Sierra couldn’t be happier or more solidified in her relationship with Cristina and Benno. “My feelings for the both are equal. I love them both without question. They are both very much part of my life and I couldn’t imagine living my life without either of them,” she stated.
4. A New Exchange Of Vows Will Give Sierra Parental Rights Over The Three Children
The trio plans on making things even more official. Either Cristina or Benno plans to marry their lover Sierra, and this has very serious implications. Sierra would then officially have legal rights to Cristina and Benno’s three young children. You won’t believe how this family operates in slide #3!
3. Cristina And Benno’s Children Are Thrilled To Have Three Parents
Sierra has taken a very motherly role when it comes to the three children. She even serves as a stay-at-home mom while Benno and Cristina work, which has benefited everyone. The children have become very fond of Sierra, and she has become quite attached to them as well. “They call me ‘mommy Sara’ and I love them just as much,” Sierra stated.
2. This Unconventional Family Doesn’t Care For Criticism
This unique family knows that many people don’t understand or approve of their choices. “This lifestyle isn’t for everyone. There are a lot of people that are monogamous and are happy with just being with one person and that’s completely fine,” Benno stated. Regardless of how the world views them, this polyamorous couple is happier than ever.
1. Here’s To Making Love Work, No Matter What!
Benno, Cristina, and Sierra may not have the typical relationship, but they are definitely making love work just the way they want, with who they want. “Before you judge, take a look at our lives and see the benefit of it. I couldn’t imagine my life any other way,” Benno stated.
Although their relationship doesn’t coincide with societal standards of the average love affair, Benno, Cristina, and Sierra share something special that they wouldn’t trade for the world. They have created a family that is happy, healthy, and thriving.
Love does not always fit a specific mold or idea, and this trio wants the world to know that relationships come in many different shapes and sizes. Life is too short to waste time unsatisfied or unhappy. Everyone deserves happiness, and this trio has a lot of love to give! Comment below to share how your relationship breaks stereotypes or share to show that all love is created equal!