Despite the divorce rate being what it is, most of us still imagine we'll find The One and be with them -- only them -- 'til death do us part. But it feels like more and more people are questioning whether monogamy is natural or oppressive.
Sex columnist Dan Savage was recently put under the microscope for speaking about his "monogamish" (as in mostly committed with the occasional, allowed infidelity) relationship to his partner Terry Miller. The idea has gotten tongues wagging, while drumming up a certainly valid question: When we have friends with benefits, Facebook, AshleyMadison.com, etc. paired with climbing life expectancy -- is it reasonable to expect people to stay monogamous for a lifetime? Or does monogamy "destroy more families than it saves," as Savage claims?
Savage told New York Times Magazine columnist Mark Oppenheimer recently:
I acknowledge the advantages of monogamy ... People in monogamous relationships have to be willing to meet me a quarter of the way and acknowledge the drawbacks of monogamy around boredom, despair, lack of variety, sexual death, and being taken for granted.
You can check out more from Savage on monogamy in this video:
What do you think -- is monogamy possible or would "mongamish" be more realistic?
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