I had to look this word up. Webster’s defines polyamory as participation in multiple and simultaneous loving or sexual relationships.

WJZ TV in Baltimore posted an eyewitness news investigation by Kai Jackson on its website.

Polyamory, the practice of multiple relationships, is different than polygamy, which is the practice of multiple marriages.

There is even a polyamorous society in Maryland. It is one alternative to divorce. I have had a few clients decide to stay married even when confronted with a spouse’s other paramour.

Not to put a damper on it, but isn’t this the same thing as the “open marriage” of the sixties? And although the name is fancier, I think it is still also called cheating.

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  1. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Although polygamy, as you say, originally meant practicing multiple marriage by now the term is most commonly used for only mens’ multiple marriage. Shame. In other hand, the open marriage mostly refers the sexual liberalization of just one couple’s relationship. It’s definitely not about polyamory. And cheating means to lie and to break the rules but in a polyamory group nobody lies to others or break any rules. The only thing the polyamory break is the monogamous peoples’ value and frames. Bela form Hungary

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    Polyamory is not cheating. It is about open and honest multiple relationships. I am part of a foursome, two married couples who first became close friends and have come to all love each other. It _is_ an alternative to the rigid idea that if you are married and then fall in love again, you have to tear down everything you have already built through divorce. Instead, you can build on the love you already have and make something bigger together.

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