Transition or failure? Redefining the “End” of Polyamorous Relationships

Transition or failure? Redefining the “End” of Polyamorous Relationships

this can be a chapter forthcoming in Selves, Symbols and Sexualities: Contemporary Readings, modified by Staci Newmahr and Thomas Weinberg. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Relationships in the us at the beginning of the 21 st century occur in a situation that is uniquely schizophrenic which couples routinely promise to keep together “until death do we part” inside their wedding vows, even though many people are painfully conscious that approximately 50 % of all marriages end up in divorce or separation (Cherlin, 405). Although many families have actually divorced people within their kinship sites, traditional knowledge nevertheless describes a married relationship or long-lasting relationship that leads to just about any result besides death as a deep failing. Kiddies of divorce or separation are believed to result from “broken domiciles” (Fagan) and their moms and dads have “failed marriages” which mark them as individual, relational, and failures that are often financialMadow and Hardy). Continue reading “Transition or failure? Redefining the “End” of Polyamorous Relationships”