Well, my partner slowly came out about being ABDL... Really slowly. But since I have joined this site, there's been a marked shift in the way I address this predicament. For example, I've instigated a role play over skype and through texts a few times without feeling awkward whereas before, my partner would hint and I would just ignore it and not engage. I am now actively (perhaps subconsciously sometimes) encouraging her to regress.
As much as I want to be the all supportive partner, I worry that participating in this too much and making it feel too acceptable might be dangerous. I also worry about my partner losing her independence and relying on me too much or that I'm not able to rely on her for something when I need her. I worry that people will find out and call us freaks. Although I am generally not bothered by others' opinions on how I live my life, I am struggling to justify that what I'm doing is ok.
What do you guys think about encouragement to regress? Do you get encouraged and reassured that it's ok by someone in your life? Or just on this site? Am I wrong for encouraging this behavior? Will there be any negative effects of me doing this with her?