Monogamy gets a bad rap these days- but it shouldn’t
Monogamy — or being in a relationship with only one person at a time — is a traditional way of looking at relationships, but despite modern ideals and an ever-evolving moral code, monogamous relationships remain the standard in terms of romance. And for good reason.
When it comes to commitment and relationships, there are many different options for the contemporary couple who is interested in non-monogamy: many people opt for open relationships (where both partners agree that they can have relationships with other people, but those relationships may or may not be known by the other party), polyamory (which is the practice of having relationships with more than one partner at the same time, with the consent of all partners involved), “friends with benefits” (a relationship that isn’t fully committed to someone) or polyfidelity (a relationship that can be with many different people, but sexual fidelity is maintained in the closed relationship).
But the biggest downfall of both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships is cheating — which is breaking the trust and commitment in a relationship with one (or many) people.
Humans innately need something sacred — especially when it comes to relationships and commitment. Having a unique love that you have with no one else is something that each of us craves, so that’s why it’s so important to have an oath to stay faithful — ultimately the more vulnerability you show to your partner, the happier you’ll be when you meet your ideal match.
Monogamy means always having someone you trust by your side when times are tough, so having faith in your partner and making a commitment to each other is the first step to a trustful relationship.
Take a look at the list below of our collection of the best monogamy quotes that talk about why commitment is so important, and ultimately the different ways trust is earned in a committed relationship.
1. Don’t expect anything.
“Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they’re trying to find someone who’s going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.” — Tony Robbins