The present study examined whether relationship quality indicators differed overall between three types of relationship agreements, and found them to be equally satisfying. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 13, 1-30.4.
A clear next step for researchers would be to examine how and why these non-monogamous relationships are thriving, even compared to more traditional relationships.
But consider this: according to a recent Workplace Options survey, nearly 85% of 18-29 year olds would have a romantic relationship with a co-worker, compared to just over 35% for 30-46 year olds and about 30% of 47-66 year olds.
Even more shocking is that 40% of those 18-29 year olds would date their supervisors.
This study had some limitations, such as not allowing polyamorous individuals to identify as polyamorous if they were currently only involved with one partner, and asking the polyamorous individuals to rate only their primary partner, therefore not capturing the relationship quality with their additional partners. Examining relationship quality across three types of relationship agreements.
It is also not clear from the way the findings are presented whether the results hold both with and without control variables.
shines light onto what appears to have been a successful, loving relationship between himself, his wife Elizabeth, and their lover, Olive. Individuals who have been successfully living in non-monogamous relationships are hoping that their day of validation has arrived.
But what does the research say about how non-monogamous relationships stack up against traditional, monogamous relationships?
As a business owner, you might ask: "Where is the legal issue?
However, the results are consistent with a growing body of literature suggesting that non-monogamous relationships tend to be just as satisfying as monogamous relationships.
Further research is still needed on factors that may contribute to relationship quality among non-monogamous couples. : Assessing stigma surrounding consensually non-monogamous romantic relationships.
Enforcing these policies can take their toll on a company. Earlier this year, Best Buy's chief executive, Brian Dunn, stepped down after an investigation by the board discovered he had shown "extremely poor judgment" with a 29-year-old female employee.
Just last month, Gary Friedman, the chief executive of Restoration Hardware, stepped down in the middle of the company's public offering. A couple years ago, Hewlett-Packard's chief executive, Mike Hurd, resigned amid accusations of falsifying expense reports to hide a personal relationship with an independent contractor.