Woman shares what life is like in 'loving' throuple with best friend and husband10/15/2022
A woman has shared what her life in a ‘modern family’ is like, after joining her best friend and husband in a ‘loving’ three-person relationship.
Dr Michelle Martinez Sarasola, 39, met gym-owners Cody Watkins, 40, and Becky Watkins, 33, after joining their workout space following the birth of her third child with her then-husband.
Cody and Becky, from Florida, USA, were in a traditional relationship together after first meeting in 2007, when Michelle’s divorce in 2020 brought her closer to supportive friend Becky.
Following her breakup, newly single Michelle then began joining the couple, initially as three friends enjoying common interests.
However, the trio quickly fell in love, and after a few months, they blended their families together to create what they call ‘the modern family.’
Michelle explained how Becky was the first woman she has ever had feelings for, having never realised she was bisexual.
‘Becky is the only woman I have dated or had feelings for,’ she said.
‘I remember when Becky and I started having feelings for each other and talking about same sex.
‘I have prior to this dated men and was married for a few years with three children, so my feelings for Becky came as a surprise.’
In the trio’s ‘modern family’, Michelle’s kids are Enzo, 11, Eli, 9, and Eden, 7; Becky and Cody’s are Mira, 11, and Titus, 6.
Becky admits having five kids in the same house can get noisy, but the kids love being raised in a bumper brood.
‘All our children fall within the same age bracket of six to eleven years old and they all get along great, they are step-siblings,’ says Becky.
But blending this family of eight hasn’t come without its challenges.
While the throuple have largely been accepted by their friends, some of their family members disapprove strongly.
Becky says: ‘Out of all of us, my parents have taken our relationship the worst. I grew up in a strongly Christian household so my parents do not agree with our relationship dynamic.
‘Michelle’s parents are also not thrilled about her being with us, but her sisters are incredibly supportive.’
The throuple admit that jealous feelings can arise, however they resolve them via strong communication.
‘Communication was the biggest thing that we established right from the start,” says Becky, ‘We really tried to foster really open communication between all of us, otherwise this wouldn’t work.’
The group navigate spending time together by having a throuple date day every Friday and creating time for each person to connect individually with one another.
‘We tend to do stuff together, the three of us all the time, even if it’s just making dinner together or grocery shopping,’ says Becky.
‘We also try to schedule one on one time individually, so I and Michelle do things together, and Cody and Michelle and me and Cody.
‘Developing these individual relationships is key to strengthening the bond between the three of them.’
Despite the judgement they’ve faced, Becky wouldn’t change her unconventional family set-up for the world.
She adds: ‘Becoming a throuple isn’t easy and isn’t the answer for every relationship, but with clear and honest communication, you may realise that three is better than two when facing life’s challenges.’
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