Two women in a polyamorous relationship with the same man have told how they expect to get them both pregnant at the same time, to avoid jealousy in their "throuple".
Lindsay Schoepf, 27, of Glendora, Calif., Is in a relationship with the couple Brittney, 26, and Terry Stroup, 28, and the trio recently announced that they are planning an "engagement ceremony" to formalize their relationship. non-conventional.
Speaking via a video link in ITV's Good Morning Britain on Friday, they explained how they were navigating to start a family in a three-way relationship.
Brittney said: & # 39; Ideally [Lindsay and I] I would be pregnant at the same time, but there is a definite concern due to the fact that none of us has natural children.
"That is something that we face through communication and setting limits for each other," he said, explaining that the trio has "had the conversation" about the beginning of a family.
Lindsay Schoepf (left), 27, of Glendora, California, is in a relationship with the couple Brittney, 26, and Terry Stroup, 28, appeared via a live video link from California on Good Morning Britain
The trio all say that jealousy is a "no problem", and they explained in the daytime program that their relationship works naturally because they are all close friends.
Lindsay grew up in the same city in California as her husband and wife Brittney and Terry, with Brittney being her best friend and Terry a fleeting romance in high school.
They reconnected when Lindsay returned to California in her 20s after a season in Arizone, and moved in with the couple. The feelings began to bloom between Brittney, Terry and his friend.
Brittney and Terry started dating in high school and got married shortly after they left, but when Lindsay moved in as a roommate in 2016, she evolved into a three-way relationship.
The thruple said that the communication was incredibly important between them and when the presenter Ranvir Singh questioned them about jealousy, he insisted there were none.
Brittney said: "The reason I'm not jealous is because it was my idea, I was the one who mentioned it, I wondered if this was something people did and then, once we developed the feelings, it was me who mentioned it and Then I did the investigation. "
The triad is planning to consolidate their three-way relationship with an engagement ceremony similar to a marriage, and they plan to raise their future children together as part of their "new nuclear" family.
A partier may have photographed their nice photo together, but the triad does not seem to mind, since they say they are not jealous in their relationship
The triad uses engagement and wedding rings on their ring fingers and they also have matching tattoos to mark their relationship
Brittney and Terry proposed Lindsay's first wedding anniversary.
Lindsay said on the show that when Lindsay moved in with the couple, things had progressed naturally.
"I think we were all developing our feelings at the same time, when you do something like that you do not mention it and you do not tell your partner, you feel curious and then we all realized at the same time, and we were a little shocked."
Brittney (left), Terry (center) and Lindsay (right) often come out as a triad, but they also spend time in their own separate relationships with each other. Lindsay and Brittney meet, as do Terry, Lindsay, Terry and Brittney
She added: "I would say that first it was physical, not just two, but between the three of us." It was a pretty instant realization after the first few days.
The triad had never heard of polyamory until their relationship began to develop, and then Brittney and Terry educated Lindsay about it.
Having known each other for 12 years, Lindsay, Brittney and Terry have been together romantically for two years and most of their respective family members are approving of their triad relationship.
Men often congratulate Terry on the street for the questions and, sometimes, for the "high five", he said.
Lindsay (left), Terry (center) and Brittney (right) organized a photo shoot in the woods with all of them dressed in black to show their thriving three-way relationship
The three have matching tattoos that represent their love for each other, one is a triangle to symbolize their triad and the other is a moth that symbolizes how their relationship was a flame that deserved to be burned.
When asked what each person brings to the relationship, Brittney explained that she had a close relationship with Lindsay.
"She's someone who helps balance the relationship, it's a lot of [the] The best of both worlds.
"Certain things that maybe Terry is interested and maybe not, that's something they come together with and it gives me a friendship." It's not that Terry and I are not friends, but they are, but I have a feminine friendship with Lindsay.
Lindsay said: "Britney brings the structure and the iron fist: she is the one that makes you get up and do things, Terry is the weakness, where I lie in bed all day and says it's okay.
"That's the biggest difference that she's the strong arm and he's not."
Good Morning Britain airs Monday through Friday at ITV starting at 6 a.m. M.