Her research is suggesting that polyamory doesn’t have to have a bad impact on the kids.Children also reported liking having many adults whom they trusted. He admits that he still gets jealous and trying to figure it out.He lives in the Bay Area, works as a senior product manager in a transportation network company, and has a beautiful four-year-old daughter.“It’s something that my wife is interested in pursuing, and if I am denying something she wants in life, she is going to be unhappy,” the 36-year-old explained.
The level of intimacy and emotional attachment makes it deeper than an open relationship, a hookup, or a one-night-stand, which are mostly based only on sexual acts.
By some estimates, there are now a half-million polyamorous relationships in the United States, though underreporting is common.
So far, the result shows polyamorists tend to be educated and smart, with more masters and doctoral degrees than the general population.“My wife and I have been together for 15 years, and we’ve been married for 10.
Six months ago she met someone that she is interested in and she wants the freedom to explore it,” said John, who is on a journey exploring the concept of polyamory in a phone interview.
For many, polyamory means having multiple committed relationships.
It is different from polygamy, which means a state of marriage to many spouses.“Many poly people stay closeted out of fear of discrimination, social alienation or because they simply prefer privacy,” sociologist Elisabeth Sheff writes in her forthcoming book “The Polyamorists Next Door,” quoted recently from CNN.In John’s case, most of his friends know, but his family and most people he works with don’t. They probably wouldn’t expect it.”What about the fact that there is a child in the mix? Once she gets old enough that she asks questions about it, we are not going to hide it from her.The way that we envision love is about supporting each other, empowering each other, and becoming stronger.We don’t want our marriage to be limiting and controlling.”So, is polyamory just a term for justifying infidelity? Being a polyamorous is the opposite of cheating, which involves deception.“People in these relationships really communicate.New York University Sex Researcher Zhana Vrangalova’s recent research suggests that 4 to 5 percent of general heterosexual U. adults, or 10 to 12 million people are engaged in consensual nonmonogamy.