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When Your Dogs Become Possible Dating Deal Breakers

Judy Katz | Posted 11.30.2016 | Fifty
Judy Katz

You see them all over the city -- or maybe I should say you see us.

The One Conversation Which Can Save Your Relationship

Moushumi Ghose, MFT | Posted 11.04.2016 | Divorce
Moushumi Ghose, MFT

Assuming monogamy can be a detrimental way to start off your relationship. In my experience, the first thing we should remember and commit to underst...

From Time Ideas: Do You Have A Right To Privacy In Your Marriage?

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 10.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephanie Fairyington

Privacy, a new off-Broadway play starring Daniel Radcliffe at the Public Theater in New York City, contemplates all the ways in which the digital revolution has destroyed privacy -- and it mourns for its loss.

Cheating May Not Be A Death Sentence, And Why It May Happen Again

Moushumi Ghose, MFT | Posted 10.10.2016 | Divorce
Moushumi Ghose, MFT

Monogamy and divorce aside, there is something else that may be a side effect of our overtly monogamous conditioning, or it might just be human evolut...

Believing and Bouncing Back

Monique Douglas | Posted 07.18.2016 | Women
Monique Douglas

I have to figure out how to stand in the median when it comes to love. I have to learn to accept that people cannot always live up to my expectations and won't, and that should be okay. I also need to learn to stop thinking that when one falls short, that that's it. It's over. Instead, I need to breathe. Find ways to bounce back and recover. Not hold a grudge.

Can we really mate for life?

Tanessa Holt | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Tanessa Holt

Knowing that I desire a life different than the one I live creates a thinking space in my mind where I wonder if I am meant to be with this (or any) person for the rest of my life, or if possibly I am meant to be with many (or few) people at different times throughout my life.

What My Attraction To Another Man Taught Me About Relationships

Brittany Policastro | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Brittany Policastro

I had just finished teaching my yoga class and was hanging out in the front to say goodbye to my students like I often do. There was another class com...

Is There A Happily-Ever-After After The Affair?

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Psyched in San Francisco

Co-Authors Rajani Venkatraman Levis, MFT is an immigrant therapist of Color who speaks five languages and artfully navigates the intersections of trau...

New Study Says Monogamy Came About Because Our Ancestors Feared STIs

Teen Vogue | Posted 04.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

Researchers at the University of Waterloo suggest that prehistoric people were just as worried about STIs as we are now, leading to more desire for monogamous relationships.

The New 'Sex Snobbery' That's Showing Up Everywhere

Pamela Madsen | Posted 04.13.2017 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

think that there is a new snobbery a foot. It's 'sex snobbery.' It's showing up everywhere and in the most subtle ways. I listen to sex educators and friends talk about 'other people's' sexual expression with a tone of judgement and superiority which is frankly tone deaf.

Three Steps to Opening Your Marriage: A New Permissive Monogamy

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 02.08.2017 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

It's a delicate balance; finding a marriage that works and exciting, adventurous sex. But how does one cross the line and venture into the stormy seas of an "open marriage" without losing the safety of a monogamous partnership? Is sex with someone other than your spouse really worth the risk? And how do you even bring up the topic?

Top 10 Reasons For Being -- And Staying -- Monogamous

Em & Lo | Posted 02.02.2017 | Women
Em & Lo

Anything worth fighting for will usually put you through the ringer, and monogamy is no exception.

Top 10 Reasons for Being -- and Staying -- NON-Monogamous

Em & Lo | Posted 02.01.2017 | Women
Em & Lo

Monogamy has had its turn, so let's give non-monogamy a chance. In a culture dominated by fundamentalist religious values, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the chorus of slut-shaming that arises when the topic of simultaneous multiple partners comes up.

Neil Strauss on the Truth, Monogamy and Relationships

Chris Castiglione | Posted 01.20.2017 | Home
Chris Castiglione

In The Truth, author Neil Strauss asks: Is it natural to be faithful to one person for life?

Why Is Your Boyfriend More Faithful to His Barber Than He Is to You?

Tyrone Hankerson, Jr. | Posted 01.05.2017 | Style
Tyrone Hankerson, Jr.

A good barber is irreplaceable. When you find someone who cuts your hair the right way, you don't deviate because you know you aren't going to find that cut in the hands of another barber.

Do Gay Couples Get A Free Pass When It Comes To Monogamy?

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With marriage equality now a reality in all 50 states, same-sex couples are now able to enjoy a committed relationship with all of the legal benefits....

Here's The Biological Reason People Cheat On Their Partners

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 11.30.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Researchers argue over just how common infidelity is within the confines of a monogamous relationship, with some reports claiming it affects as many a...

This Is the Opposite of Jealousy

Renato Barucco | Posted 11.24.2016 | Queer Voices
Renato Barucco

Psychologist Bram Buunk studied the fascinating emotion we call jealousy over the course of four decades. The focus and the critical questions of his ...

Why I'm Choosing Monogamy After 2 Years Of Erotic Exploration

Erica Jagger | Posted 11.02.2016 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Ten months ago I decided I was ready to do something I'd never done before: fall deeply in love with someone with whom I had a profound erotic connection. Sex had always been compartmentalized. I had great sex mostly with people I was never going to get serious with.

6 Types Of Marriages That Aren't Lifelong Monogamy

Bustle | Brittany Wong | Posted 10.30.2015 | Divorce
Read More: Monogamy, Divorce News

I’ve been thinking about marriage a lot lately. That’s partly because I’m approaching 30 and it feels like it's pretty much required to be at le...

Failing at Love? 4 Spiritual Lessons to Learn

Laurie Gerber | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Take it from someone who knows. Like Joni Mitchell, I've looked at love from both sides now. And I can honestly say that, 17 years later, more than ever -- I'm deeply in love with my husband and deeply proud of the life we co-create every day.

Why I Believe In Monogamy -- a Response to Barrett Pall

Rocco Papa | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Rocco Papa

No matter how committed you are to your significant other, you will always feel attraction to others. We can't help our feelings. We can, however, control whether or not we act on those feelings.

Why You Shouldn't Be In A Relationship If You Can't Be With One Person

Unwritten | Posted 10.19.2016 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Rebeccah Arthurs. Cheating is something I unapologetically frown upon. I know, I know, every situation is differ...

In Defense of Monogamy

Peter Monn | Posted 10.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Monn

I can sit down with my husband and have a conversation about our need to be in an open relationship, so we can both enjoy all of the rides at Adventureland, as Davey Wavey suggests, or we can decide to have healthy boundaries that move us both towards closer intimacy and monogamy.

Acquitting Noah Solloway on Showtime's The Affair

Stephanie Fairyington | Posted 10.04.2016 | Entertainment
Stephanie Fairyington

On Showtime's hit series The Affair, premiering October 4th for a second season, Dominic West plays Noah Solloway, a man who seems to have it all: Hap...