# Indenting multiple paragraphs in description

I am trying to put multiple paragraphs in a description, where the body text is indented by one \parindent, and I want to indent the second paragraph by one \parindent relative to the body text indentation.

Example of desired result

MY ITEM: Here is some text, and it is a paragraph. When it breaks
to the next line, it is indented.
This is my second paragraph. Notice how it has a leading indent, which
is one \parindent relative to the rest of the description text, and a total
of 2\parindent from the left margin.


This is my current result:

MY ITEM: Here is some text, and it is a paragraph. When it breaks
to the next line, it is indented.
This is my second paragraph. This result, however, does not indent
my second paragraph relative to the body text in the \item.


Here is my code:

\usepackage{enumitem}
...
\begin{description}[leftmargin=\parindent,topsep=0pt,partopsep=3pt,parsep=0pt,itemsep=3pt]
\item[MY ITEM] Here is some text, and it is a paragraph. When it breaks
to the next line, it is indented.
This is my second paragraph. This result, however, does not indent
my second paragraph relative to the body text in the \item.
\end{description}

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Add listparindent=\parindent to the environment's optional argument.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\begin{description}[leftmargin=\parindent,topsep=0pt,partopsep=3pt,parsep=0pt,itemsep=3pt,
listparindent=\parindent]
\item[MY ITEM] Here is some text, and it is a paragraph. When it breaks
to the next line, it is indented.

This is my second paragraph. This result, however, does not indent
my second paragraph relative to the body text in the \verb|\item|.
\end{description}

\end{document}


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Thanks! I could have sworn that I tried that, but I guess not. It works great! –  Arkamis Jun 10 '12 at 16:44