Just because you've decided that your relationship is worthy of a monogamous commitment doesn't mean that your partner agrees. Our expert reveals the hard truth about dating: Until a man explicitly lets you know that it's all about you... it's probably not!
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A new study looked at the mating habits of monkeys and found proof that all humans used to be non-monogamous.
When it comes to promiscuity, some animals have us beat, paws down. From bonobos to dolphins to snakes, we've found the eight sluttiest animals in the world. 1. Sea Hares are hermaphrodites, and make good use of having both sets of equipment. They form long…let’s call them “love trains,” with multiple partners involved.
Men behaving badly are in the news regularly. We are riveted by the stories of Anthony Weiner, former governor and San Diego mayor Bob Filner. These public figures create spectacular media sensations when their actions become exposed. When the famous are exposed they attract headlines as well as our fascination, think of Tiger Woods or Eliot Spitzer or Mark Sanford or Kobe Bryant or Bill Clinton or Arnold Schwarzenegger. This type of drama goes on in private too, causing pain and heartache to thousands of families out of the public eye.
Have you never felt completely comfortable in monogamous relationships? You're not alone. To help you make your decision, we spoke to YourTango Expert Moushumi Ghose as well as Olivia Senecal, a woman who has been in a committed polyamorous relationship for the last five years.
We all have different viewpoints of the boundaries in relationships. For some it may be flirting, but for the others the boundaries extend furher beyond that. This is why friendships between opposite genders, especially when one is in a relationship can be tricky to handle. When is it just friendship and when is it something more?
Appreciation is a way to show our partners we love and accept them, and there's no time more important to learn this than in the aftermath of an affair.
Affairs are very difficult for many spouses to handle. They wonder how their partner could hurt them and how they will recover from this betrayal. However, is it possible that an affair is justified? Dr. Tammy Nelson presents a case where that may just be so.
Is it possible to have hot sex while being monogamous? Like anything else out there, it takes work and a certain amount of creativity. The answer is a definite YES. It is MORE than possible to have a smokin’ hot monogamous relationship. I believe that is a big part of the reason why the mom porn book “50 Shades of Grey” is so popular – the women reading it are turned on by all the kinky monogamy.
The new monogamy is a new way of looking at marriage and committed relationships. Most of us have followed a path to commitment that was provided for us by our culture and upbringing. We were taught what a committed relationship should look like, and we assumed that this was the only way to have a real partnership.