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Group Marriage Rejection Letter

This was a post to alt.polyamory by Elynne on 1/28/2001. I am sure that many of you who have group marriages or pages about group marriages get this thing from time to time. I hope you find it as funny as I did.

Disclaimer thing: this is meant to be humourous, and is not aimed at anybody, in particular or in general. It does have a basis in a couple of odd experiences I've had when folks realize that we're a poly household, and owes its format to having spent the last couple of years writing basically business letters in e-mail.


Dear (insert name here),

Thank you for your interest in joining our polyamorous family. We're pleased to know that you find our arrangements appealing, and that you are intrigued by one or more of our members.

However, I regret to inform you that we do not currently have any openings for new members in our household. Please understand that this situation does not reflect negatively upon your personality, appearance, or credentials.

We will keep your application on file, and will hasten to nofity you if there is an opening in our family at some point in the future. We do wish you luck in all your future endeavors.


(Poly Household Name)

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