Polygamy Vs Monogamy
Are you reconsidering the merits of monogamy? Recently, polygamy has started to work its way back into the mainstream. With marriages becoming fewer and fewer each year it seems as though we are becoming incapable of committing to one person for the long-term. The thought of having multiple partners is one that still makes people uncomfortable, but, is it really that bad of an idea?
Fear of Missing Out
If you’re in a long-term relationship, at some point, you may begin to start about the sexual experiences you’re missing out on. The dream of living happily ever after remains just that for most people, a dream; relationships very rarely pan out as well as we originally hoped. With the rise of dating apps and social media, people are beginning to think that having an open-relationship is the way to go. They think this because they believe it’ll ease the stress that comes along when trying to be faithful to one person. Being polygamous allows people to explore their sexual desires to their heart’s content whilst still having someone to come home to every day. Those who are firm believers in monogamy see this as someone simply wanting to have their cake and eat it too.
Some don’t consider polygamy to strictly involve the having multiple sexual partners, they also believe that you can be married to more than one person at a time. That being said, having one successful marriage is hard enough, having two or three seems like a nightmare.
The Benefits and Pitfalls of Monogamy
Having a single partner has its own benefits. If you only have one partner, you can devote all of your time to them (though this isn’t always recommended) and grow your relationship into something wonderful. However, in an open-relationship you can enjoy the variety that comes along with it, a variety that may stop you from getting bored in the long-term. Familiarity is known to be a major factor when it comes to the breakdown of relationships because over time people to start to take one another for granted.
You see, being in a committed relationship has its fair share of troubles. People change throughout the years, so its wholly possible that the man/ woman you married 10 years ago isn’t the same as person who stands beside you today. We all go through trials in life, some that change us for the better, and some for the worst. A strong monogamous relationship is one that is able to weather all storms, but this is by no means an easy feat. Being upfront and honest with each other is the best chance you have when it comes to finding success in a one-on-one relationship.
The Challenges of PolygamyIf you choose to be polygamous, you may find jealousy and resentment seep their way into your relationship. If you don’t think you’re able to cope with that, polygamy may not be for you. It goes without saying, if you’re the man in the relationship, chances are, your female partner will have great access to sex than you. You may be wondering how on Earth we came to that conclusion, well, it’s simple. If you and your wife walked into a nightclub for the sole purpose of seeking a sexual partner for the evening, who do you think would have an easier time in doing so?
No matter what you decide, make sure that the person you’re getting involved with knows what the deal is. Make sure that you’re comfortable with the life you lead and don’t try to take on a lifestyle that isn’t suited to your true nature. We can only suspect that polygamous relationships will continue to rise in future because the ways in which we interact with one another is constantly evolving. Whether this will be a good or bad thing remains to be seen, but only time will tell us that.