Like other mixed-orientation relationships, poly/mono or mono/poly relationships consist of people with differing identities or practices—in this case, one monogamist that is intimately exclusive with one partner, plus one polyamorist that has or is looking for partners that are multiple the ability and permission of most concerned. Through the polyamorist’s viewpoint, the relationship is poly/mono, and through the monogamist’s viewpoint it really is mono/poly—either method, this means negotiating relationship boundaries that seem uncommon at the least, and perchance strange, to folks who are familiar with traditional (serially monogamous) relationships.
Generally in most (or even all) poly/mono relationships, the monogamous individual has got the option to have extra lovers and chooses not to ever do this for a variety of reasons. Frequently they just usually do not feel want it, some since they’re monogamous by orientation and simply don’t desire multiple lovers, yet others due to certain life circumstances. Continue reading When polyamory and monogamy coexist when you look at the relationship that is same.