A mother of two has criticized critics who judge her intimate relationship with three other people, emphasizing that their unconventional just as loving as everyone else.
Amelia Bambam, 33, from Portland, Oregon, left her 11-year marriage to pursue a polyamorous relationship.
And now the social worker shares her bed with two men and a woman, with Amelia & # 39; s children even calling her girlfriend their & # 39; other mother & # 39 ;.
Amelia Bambam (pictured in the middle right with her boyfriends and girlfriend, Jeremy Lankenau, 35, Laurel Wood, 35 and Billy Talbert, 42) from Portland, Oregon, left her 11-year marriage to pursue a polyamorous relationship
While some find their unusual relationship bizarre, the quartet admitted that they have never felt happier.
Amelia said: & # 39; My two boyfriends, girlfriend and I are happier than ever. We don't care what society thinks, because we know that we all love each other very much. & # 39;
In June 2016, after a decade of marriage and two children, Amelia and her then husband decided to brighten up their marriage and date other people.
Shortly thereafter, Amelia Billy met Talbert, 42, a network administrator, at Tinder and, with her husband's permission, went for a date walk in the countryside.
& # 39; The moment I met Billy, sparks flew, & # 39; Amelia remembered. & # 39; I fell in love with his charming smile and when he told me how much he loved his daughter, my heart melted. & # 39;
The social worker (pictured left) shares her bed with, pictured from left to right, Billy, Laurel and Jeremy
Amelia & # 39; s children even call her girlfriend (pictured together) their & # 39; s other mother & # 39;
The couple started dating, but it turned out to be too much for Amelia's husband who refused to permanently involve other people in their marriage.
She said: & # 39; I and my ex tried to make it work, but he couldn't get in to get other people involved in our marriage.
& # 39; I was devastated by losing him, but I realized that I could no longer live a monogamous life. Fortunately we are still good friends and loving parents for our two children. & # 39;
In August 2017, Amelia met her now girlfriend, Laurel Wood, 35, a dental hygienist, at a football game.
& # 39; Laurel was so beautiful and beautiful. I asked her if she was bisexual because I was immediately attracted to her, & Amelia admitted.
While some find their unusual relationship bizarre, the foursome (pictured together in bed) confessed that they never felt happier
In June 2016, after a decade of marriage and two children, Amelia (pictured with Jeremy and Laurel) and her then husband decided to brighten up their marriage and date other people
Gelukkig Fortunately, she said she was – I was so excited! I really wanted Billy to meet her, I thought she would be perfect for our relationship.
& # 39; So a few weeks later I introduced them and we started hanging out with three & # 39; n. In the end we invited Laurel to the relationship and our feelings just grew.
& # 39; The three of us became intimate and would share a bed. It was a great experience. & # 39;
Amelia finally explained to her children that she had a new girlfriend and boyfriend and remembered: & # 39; They were so excited and now they call Laurel their & # 39; other mother & # 39;. & # 39;
But it wasn't all a question of smooth sailing for the three, because in March 2018, Laurel met master student Jeremy Lankenau (35) at a polyamorous community barbecue and they started dating.
Master's student Jeremy and dental hygienist Laurel are planting a kiss on friend Amelia Bambam
Amelia first met Billy Talbert (pictured together), 42, a network administrator, at Tinder, and went for a date on her husband's walk in the countryside
Amelia explained: & # 39; In the beginning I was really jealous that Laurel had a new boyfriend. They spent all their time together and I felt excluded.
& # 39; But I was open about my feelings and we all agreed that we should balance our time better.
& # 39; And when I met him and spent time with him, I realized how beautiful he was and bearded men won me over and over again. He is very handsome, so it was hard not to praise him! & # 39;
Shortly thereafter they started a relationship together and now they all share a bed.
Amelia said about her agreement: & # 39; Being intimate with three people feels completely natural.
The foursome (pictured together) enjoy date evenings with each other, with all & # 39; holding hands and kissing when we go out & # 39;
Amelia (pictured at a party with Billy and Laurel) now said about her arrangement: & # 39; Being intimate with three people feels very natural & # 39;
& # 39; I'm so in love with them all – it's a wonderful feeling. Our sexual activity is relaxed because we can be with everyone at any time, within the quad.
& # 39; Of course we do our best to satisfy everyone. I know some poly people have sexual schedules, but we don't. & # 39;
And the foursome enjoy date nights together, kissing & # 39; hand in hand and kissing when we go out & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Sometimes we get weird looks, but we just laugh it out. We are used to it, & Amelia admitted.
& # 39; Fortunately my family was very helpful, but unfortunately Laurel & # 39; s and Jeremy & # 39; s have not been so understanding.
Amelia (pictured sleeping next to her friend) added that all their children love having so many adults and that they never have a baby sitter
& # 39; Hopefully that will change over time as they realize that we are all so in love and there is nothing good about a poly relationship. & # 39;
Amelia added that all their children love having so many adults and that they never run out of babysitting.
She said: We all have children from previous relationships and we explained that it is natural to have more than one person at a time.
& # 39; It is very sweet to have so much love and care in one household.
& # 39; People who judge polyamorous couples must realize that we are people like them. We have the same love for our family.
& # 39; We also have the right, just like you, to live our lives free from discrimination and to be with the people we love. & # 39;
The passionate polyamorous mother added: & # 39; One day this taboo will be gone and I can't wait. & # 39;
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