A new study looked at the mating habits of monkeys and found proof that all humans used to be non-monogamous.
Many people assume affairs are a symptom of a larger problem in a relationship, but according to a recent statistic, "35 to 55 percent of people having affairs report they were happy in their marriage at the time of their infidelity."
My boyfriend made it clear when we began dating that he was into having a semi-monogamous relationship — meaning that emotionally he would only want to commit to one person but physically he would want to have affairs, but he and I would plan and make terms and conditions for these escapades.
Back in the spring of 1973, some things got really weird with Major League baseball. Yankees Mike Kekich and Fritz Peterson decided that they needed their lives to start going in another direction. And to jumpstart things, instead of running away from their families, they decided to swapped wives, homes and families. Matt Damon and Ben Affleck may be making a movie about it.
Reasons for and against monogamy. What some ladies think about porn. Why dudes hate romantic comedies. A few good romantic comedies. Why you shouldn't fake the big O. How to please a woman (in bed). The merits of condomless sex. What is Sloppy Laydown? Seriously, stop whining, it's killing your relationship. Deanna Favre has faith. Seven signs he could be cheating. A woman married... herself. Getting tricked into buying your own engagement ring. Let's get some courtship back in modern romance. And what his Halloween costume says about him.
Is it just us, or are confessional websites the Internet trend du jour? In between PostSecret, FML, and Texts from Last Night, we've been suffering an sinister blend of schedenfreude and TMI. CheatConfession, which is exactly what it sounds like, is the latest collection of diatribes and tales of despair to emerge from the crop.
Relationships have been written, rewritten and molded through the ages of human history. Man made laws have pressured the human race into a secrete life of the open marriage. My wife and I share an open marriage arrangement and find our relationship both rewarding and wonderful. This lifestyle is not for everyone because most people are subjected to the history what others tell us what a relationship should be.
The last time I wrote about monogamy it prompted a lot of great comments, which led to even more questions. The first question is: is long term (20 or more years) monogamy a natural state for humans? The second question becomes this: if it’s not our natural state, what are our options in a society that generally favors monogamy?
Lately the question of monogamy has surfaced a number of times for me. I’ve been contemplating whether I genuinely believe that long term (20 or more years) monogamy is a natural state for humans. This is a pretty intense contemplation, as it runs counter to virtually everything we’ve ever been told in our society.
Thank you all for your comments and questions about my recent blog "Open Marriage Benefit: A Three-Parent Household." I thought that this week I would answer one of the questions I received based on that piece. MaliMali asked, "Is she mainly your girlfriend? Is it like he comes home to two wives? Have you ever shared a boyfriend in your marriage?" The answer, after the jump.
The economy has forced me to do some corporate writing alongside my "real" work which means deadlines and company politics and stress. Combine that with a spouse who is in town for less than 48 hours a week and who wants (and needs) to do little more than rest during that time and you're likely headed for the looney bin—or worse. But because I am in an open marriage, a polyamorous relationship, a polyfidelitous vee, I am not alone…at all.