''Does a polyamorous lifestyle reward followers with a better life?"
Western Australia Today
The Age (Melbourne)
A TV journalist in Australia is intrigued by the emotional capabilities of polyfolk and makes us look kinda awesome, though she decides she's doing fine as a mono.
Her article appears on the websites of several major newspapers in Australia and New Zealand.
Does a polyamorous lifestyle reward followers with a better life?
If you're able to say, wholeheartedly, that you wouldn't be jealous if your partner shagged another person, does that mean you're more emotionally mature than the average? What about if you could say that you were not jealous, but in fact happy they had found pleasure in the arms of another, while still considering yours 'home'? Is that the sign of a well-developed, self-possessed individual?
I ask, because I have been reading a lot lately about non-monogamous relationships. The idea is cropping up in the bountiful plains of media fodder with curious regularity....
Yet the comprehensive academic investigation of polyamory is still in relative infancy. University of Michigan psychologist Terri Conley has estimated that about 5 percent of Americans are in consensual nonmonogamous relationships, with other studies suggesting polyamorous individuals are well-educated, but not particularly wealthy, leading American psychologist Bjarne Holmes to conclude that the poly-oriented are "probably people who are often more focused on experiences in life than money".... More certain is that a key characteristic of the nonmonogamous individual is their ability to connect with other people above and beyond the primitive flesh. For it's generally believed those who manage multiple relationships within a consensual community are also better communicators....
...Am I really a prisoner? I admit, the idea of my husband with another woman fills me with jealousy, not compersion.... Does that mean I'm less open-minded than those in open relationships? Is my heart really so small?
I choose to believe not. I'm blissfully happy. I'm not in denial.
What about you?
Read the whole article (June 11, 2015). Or in case that doesn't work, try here.