Like other mixed-orientation relationships, poly/mono or mono/poly relationships consist of people with differing identities or practices—in this situation, one monogamist who’s intimately exclusive with one partner, and another polyamorist that has or perhaps is searching 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 perspective it really is mono/poly—either means, this means negotiating relationship boundaries that appear uncommon at the least, and perchance strange, to folks who are used to old-fashioned (serially monogamous) relationships.
The monogamous person has the option to have additional partners and chooses not to do so for a range of reasons in most (if not all) poly/mono relationships. Usually they simply don’t feel want it, some since they’re monogamous by orientation and just try not to desire multiple partners, among others due to certain life circumstances. The unifying element is the fact that monogamous individual knows about and consents to your poly person’s outside relationships but chooses to not have outside relationships of the very own.
It is not just like a couple that is polyamorous which both folks are open to or have had polyamorous relationships but currently seem to be monogamous since they are only dating or hitched to 1 person right now. Continue reading When polyamory and monogamy coexist within the relationship that is same.