Question: Due to life circumstances, suppose the primary/central relationship becomes a lesser connection in a non-inclusive triad? How do you handle such a situation?
Answer from PP:
In a non-inclusive triad (or
more simply, a "V") the relationships between the hinge person and their
partners would be independent. If one of those was a primary
relationship that partner may have expectations of time and resources
that will be challenged if the hinge person feels the relationship is
no longer primary. Addressing the situation would be the hinge
person renegotiating the relationship with the primary. Depending on
results, there could well need to be another negotiation with the other
I suggest negotiating first with each partner independently to determine the scope
of the relationship, then as a group to ensure time and resource needs
are met for everyone.