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Is Threesome the New Newsome? A ‘throuple’ that stays together, sleeps together!

The world offers umpteen combinations and permutations. Different people, cultures, beliefs, sexuality and the list is endless. In addition to this list, here is the new kind of romantic structure “The Throuple”. This also introduces a never-seen-before type of a family pattern.

Meet Adam Lyons, Brooke Shedd and Jane Shalakhova from Austin, Texas. They have an unusual family arrangement. Adam lives with both his girlfriends Brooke and Jane in the same house. Adam and Brooke have a child together, Dante. At this time, the throuple is expecting another child with Adam and Jane.

The three share a king sized bed and they strongly believe that the new member in the family will just complete the family in many ways. As bizarre as it may sound, the family is quite happy with this arrangement. They believe that it works for them. In fact, they feel parenting with a threesome is so much more fun than the usual ones.

As a psychologist, it makes me wonder on how the usual roles played by the parents are challenged in so many ways. We strive to fit in roles that society expects us to play and seek to deliver on the pre-designated personal duties as much as we can.

This new type of family arrangement feels liberal as well as threatening at the same time.

One may think, how can this anomaly feels appropriate! Especially, in this generation where parents find it hard to keep the relationship going between two alongwith the added responsibilities that the child brings with itself. However, Dante (Adam and Brooke’s Child) feels it is absolutely normal and finds nothing unusual about his family. While we find it hard to wrap this around our heads, kudos to the kid!

The newage parenting methods have thrown most of the old school techniques off track. With this new entrée, it seems that role reversal and role expectations are changing like the change in time. Oliver (Brooke’s child from the previous marriage) is also well accepted in the family.

This interesting family values that Adam, Brooke and Jane impart to their off springs is quite heartening at the same time challeging the social values. They talk about shared responsibilities and how it has worked perfectly fine for them. They talk about how parenting is a sexy thing for them. As they are three of them, none of them feel burdened with the daily activities that they do to take care of their child.

Bisexual Jane and Brooke work close to their home so that they can walk in anytime to take care of their child. They feel comfortable to be around home as they get to spend more time together. Brooke home-schools the children and believes that their children are much wiser than their counterparts in their age group.

However, the throuple sometimes also includes a fourth partner and they are allowed to sleep with people other than the three. This alarming revelation is disturbing as well as confusing. The throuple is in the most sensible way in an open relationship.

As much as we want to believe this threesome make a lot of sense still there lies few loose ends. We still are trying to grapple with our traditional family structures. However, for some societies a set up like this could be a welcoming change and for the others maybe not. The choices that parents make, change the whole thought pattern of the child in a family. A family pattern leaves a lasting impression; hope the Adam’s family realizes that too.

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Note:  This piece has been authored by Rinku Das Dave. A psychologist, a reader, an observer. She enjoys listening to people and loves to talk. She lives to eat and enjoys all the good things in life. Keep reading while she brews some more interesting tales for you.

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