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This article was published in Options News Magazine in May 2011.

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As families get busier and become extended through marriage, adoption, and mutual commitments, people struggle to describe their relationships in familiar ways that gives them legitimacy as they expand out of the nuclear family model. The idea that Monogamy or Polyamory is the best form for relationships to take is just as an absurd notion as attempting to hold people to a monocultural idea of morality on these matters. Not educating people to understand and interact with each other through the diverse forms of family and relationships is causing a lot of pain and wrongly isolating many people. Regardless of the form a person chooses to enter into for a relationship, the person or people who make up the relationship play a large role in the quality and the success of the relationship.



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