The awkward part would have been how boring I find weddings.
For Charles and Jessica, bringing other parties into their relationship actively strengthens it. "Counterintuitive as it may seem, it reinforces my trust in her when she keeps choosing me.
For Charles, other women offer new discoveries that he can't have with a long-term partner.
And the simple fact is that one person is different from another, which is the same reason we have more than one friend.
For Jessica, non-monogamy offers that foolish, grinning excitement of falling for someone new.