} Wow, no grovelling and a question set up as an essay test, as though I
} were in class. Am I supposed to show my work? Provide the proofs?
} But I can answer your question(s), and I shall.
} Yes, you can love more than one person at a time, but it requires
} either ingenuity or special attachments. Check your local True Value
} hardware store.
} Love is not subtractive, but it is divisible and it must be expressed
} as an integer. Love is actually a Prime number, divisable only by
} itself and one. So, you have to determine what your specific number
} is. You can always love one person -- any integer divided by one is
} itself (and also an integer) and therefore admittable. It's the other
} number that can get sticky.
} The first three prime numbers are two, three and five (one is actually
} a prime, but not germane to the discussion). If your personal love
} number is two, you can love two people fully and completely, without
} emotional distress or back pains. But if you try to love three, the
} result is 0.66666667 -- not only *not* an integer but a repeating
} fraction. The result is sleepless nights, forgotten anniverseries, and
} your spouse coming at you with an ice pick in the middle of the night.
} If your number is three, you can love one person at once or three
} people. No in between. If you fall in love with a second person after
} your spouse, you'd better start trolling singles bars before you
} degenerate into insanity.
} Five is the same but worse. It's hard to find that many open minded
} spice (the plural of spouse is spice).
} Just to give you some idea of the problems inherent with the system,
} twenty-three is a prime number. Crappy, huh?
} A spouse gets upset when you start to care for someone else for two
} reasons. On is insecurity, but you indicate that you know that. The
} other is scheduling conflicts.
} You see, if your spouse has a rough day and needs an evening of
} cuddling, it can be rough to come home and discover you're already
} booked with your paramour to go to a movie. Or your spouse may be
} feeling romantic, only to discover you spent twelve hours in a jacuzzi
} with your paramour, and your libido is currently so small it's
} You owe the Oracle extra credit.