But for those of us living in polyamorous families, it can be incredibly frustrating when people use those concepts of open marriage to make assumptions about the structure of our relationships.
Because we live in such a monogamy-centered society, it makes sense that many people can only conceive of non-monogamy in what ultimately still amounts to monogamous terms.
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Read More » It was my first visit to London, and I wanted to hang out with some young locals. We arranged to meet at Leicester Square Garden at 9 PM.It would be unfortunately difficult to say which among these misunderstandings is the most common, or the most hurtful to polyamorous folks.But there's one in particular that I'd like to discuss: the idea that "polyamory" means "committed couple who have casual partners on the side." There has been much talk about "open marriage" and "open relationships" in recent years, with some even paradoxically dubbing non-monogamy "the new monogamy." In this open-marriage conception of non-monogamous relationships, there is still a central, committed (often legally married) couple, who allow one another to engage in purely sexual (or at least quite casual) outside relationships.I have had great difficulty with the reality of the whole thing..maybe I wasn't suppose to take it seriously?Kamala cries without tears-- she really got on my nerves--- the men in that relationship both seem homosexual( which is fine- just takes the reality out of reality..