A Therapist on Polyamory and Consensual Nonmonogamy

A Therapist on Polyamory and Consensual Nonmonogamy

Because we don’t talk about CNM openly—despite it not being really unusual—there are lots of urban myths:

Myth 1: CNM relationships don’t final, or are unstable. Analysis implies this is simply not real: CNM relationships have actually equitable degrees of commitment, longevity, satisfaction, passion, greater amounts of trust, and reduced degrees of envy when compared with monogamous relationships.

Myth 2: Damaged folks are drawn to consensual nonmonogamy and/or it causes individuals emotional damage. Analysis indicates well-being that is psychological separate of relationship framework. That is, there’s a percentage that is statistically proportionate of and CNM people who have relationship and mental issues. CNM does not seem to “draw damaged individuals” or hurt individuals any longer or lower than monogamy does.

Myth 3: Humans are “naturally” monogamous. There’s documented adultery in just about every studied individual society—we additionally understand that from a half and quarter of adults report being intimately unfaithful for their monogamous partner. Continue reading “A Therapist on Polyamory and Consensual Nonmonogamy”