- Agnius Balabonas
Debate: Can non-standard monogamous relationships work?
I've been wondering if these different kind of relationships could work, how they would work: what would be the guidelines and things to watch out for.
I'm interested in an open, well-argued and as little biased as possible constructive discussions to come out of this.
I encourage people to share the scientific material, historical data and their own experience of the area. And I strongly discourage wars based solely on opinions and cultural bias.
So far I believe, that these types of relationships can only work based on honesty, openness, trust and clearly agreed upon guidelines, so that the parties involved know what to expect and won't get hurt based on failed expectations.
There is still very little quantitative research in the area available, so I hope we will be able enrich each others views and open up the mind to a broader perspective.
Closing Statement from Agnius Balabonas
I thank people who gave a little more insight, views for their experience and opening up some controversial topics to conversation.
I was a little bit sad however.. That's a lot of the people misunderstood what was the conversation about and the conversation lacked focus.
I think in future I should formulate the topic in a more clear way making it harder to misinterpret.
This conversation was meant to be about any kind relationships involving more than two parties. It was not about an exclusive relationship between two people, it was not just about sex and it was not about "cheating".
Hope that helps clarify a lot of the misunderstandings I saw in the discussion.
Nevertheless, I want to thank to all the people that participated and shared their insights.