As promised, and as part of our polyamory series, in this episode we interview a real life WAG of SCI who is in a polyamorous relationship with her L2 paraplegic partner Barkley. Andraea Girard shares her experience of living with her boyfriend and daughter, while also being in a relationship with her “anchor partner” Barkley who lives down the road with his wife and family. Confused? So were we, until Andraea graciously opened up to us about her lifestyle, and educated us about the way she has chosen to live her life and about this community. Curious to learn more?
Andraea dives deep in this episode and shares everything from the terms that are used in the polyamorous community like the differences between “anchor” and “nesting” partners; “don’t ask don’t tell” partnerships and “kitchen table” relationships; and how she balances life as a mom of a young daughter. She also has plenty of tips for WAGS who are curious about exploring non-monogamous relationships of their own. We are so grateful to Andraea for sharing her wisdom and being so vulnerable with this community in order to assist others who may be curious!
This episode is sponsored by Robyn Wishart of Wishart Brain and Spine Law, the official legal advocate of WAGS of SCI. To learn more about what Robyn does for our community and how she can help you, visit our website here
This episode is also sponsored by Rolling In Paradise Sales, a WAG/Quad owned business specializing in adaptive equipment of all kinds including everyday wheelchairs, sport wheelchairs, off-road mobility, shower chairs, lifts and accessories! They are also a VA Approved business. Support your local WAG of SCI and visit John and Annalisa via their website HERE today!