What we all can learn from ethical nonmonogamous relationships — even without being in one

By Danielle Poyser *This piece originally appeared on The Dating Dispatch

Relationships are hard. Relationships with one person are hard. And for some of us, imagining having two, three, maybe even four partners could give us a headache. For others, it is a sense of liberation, a way to engage in multiple forms of intimacy with people of the same or different sexualities, genders, and personality types.

For those who are interested in engaging in multiple partnerships, ethical non-monogamous relationships can allow these individuals a way to safely and respectfully cultivate meaningful relationships with those around them. However, just because you are doing just fine with your one partner, doesn’t mean you can’t learn a thing or two (or three) from the principles ethical non-monogamous relationships have to offer.