Man with taller wife and girlfriend says great things come in small packages
Leo, 34, and Mary, 32, are childhood sweethearts who got married in their teens.
The couple, who met in high school, now share two children and own a gym together.
Mary, who works in engineering, set up a CrossFit business with former Marine Leo are they moved back to Washington in 2010.
A few years later in 2015 the couple met Kimberlee Slagle, 29, through their gym and the three soon became friends.
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As they spent more time together their friendship blossomed into romance.
And in September 2016, Mary, Leo and Kimberlee formed a throuple.
Kimberlee, who has two children of her own, and the married couple now all live under the same roof with their kids.
Leo explained: "We have not always been a triad. Kim was a friend and Mary and I are married.
"Kim was a member at a CrossFit gym we owned. The friendship we all had turned into attraction…
"A romantic relationship started in 2016.
"Sometime that year we fell in love, probably at different times, for different reasons. We decided the three of us just vibed really well.
"Polyamory means being open and honest with who we are. We love more than one person and embrace that even though it is beyond the social norm.
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He added: "Honestly, it is not very different from a traditional two-person relationship, we have a special relationship with each of our partners that we love and cherish and together we have a throuple.
"Instead of two adults having a family, we have three adults. We all live together with our four children."
Friends and family members of the throuple have been "really accepting" of the unconventional relationship.
Leo said: "We have been very fortunate to have friends and family who love us for who we are and they pay no regard to how we choose to live our lives, as long as we live a happy one."
While the trio acknowledges that their relationship might be a little out of the ordinary for some, being a throuple allows them to live their best life.
They now share their family life on Instagram under the handle @pnwtriad16 and want to inspire others to be honest with who they are, even if it's outside of what is considered "normal" by society.
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Leo says that like any relationship, polyamorous or monogamous, jealousy can sometimes become an issue but the three always air their grievances to come to a solution and move forward.
They share pictures of their family on social media and Leo is proud to have his two taller partners on his arm.
Leo said: "Jealousy is a real thing, in any relationship, not just polyamory. We have found the best way to deal with jealousy is to communicate.
"Communication is key to dealing with any issues that arise. If we cannot discuss them, we cannot fix them.
"We chat a lot about the future but find that living in the moment one day at a time is what is best for our family and us.
"Things can change so swiftly. Living in the here and now is what makes life worth living."
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He added: "Great things like diamonds come in small packages. I don't mind being shorter than these two beautiful ladies. I think it makes others wonder what is so amazing about me.
"We haven't encountered any negative reactions to our face about our lifestyle.
"We have had some people completely shocked and they typically have a ton of questions. Curiosity is normal and completely expected.
"It's ok to follow your heart and be with who makes you happy even if it is considered unconventional.
"Live the kind of life you want to live and live it with the people you love. You only get one life; you should live your best life.
"Live this life honestly and open. Open communication is key to any successful relationship, no matter the type.
"Disregard any negative comments about this lifestyle, because it is perfectly ok to love many."
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