When Polyamory Hurts…But You Can’t Let Go

Sway Montgomery
3 min readNov 30, 2023

“Your eyes are my favorite,” my boyfriend says.

It was an unexpected handful of words spelled out to me on a time restricted Snapchat. The combination of syllables and letters stopped me cold and my eyes immediately welled up.

Words are hard for him. So hard that it’s forced us apart. But it’s Snapchat. They will be gone tomorrow.

A lot has happened in the past two weeks, though I would tell you it’s been at least a month since our last break up. We’ve had so many, and none last. The most recent break was…

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Sway Montgomery

I was a baker, a cookbook author, a follower of the rules. Now I am following my passion for sharing and exploring all the rules I should have been breaking.