Not every one, everywhere is raised to think in terms of marriage, monogamy, and the confines of relationships built on the concepts that are common where we happen to reside geographically. I have to ponder the statistics when thinking in terms of monogamy because it doesn't seem to be working well:
Relationships take many forms in many parts of the world and there are plenty of couples who share themselves with others from time to time. There are also plenty of relationships involving more than just two people.
Some people live lives of quiet misery trying to conform to the expectations of others and the societies they live in.
The trick is to find the right person who's outlook in life aligns with your own.
Maybe this is why gravitate towards lifestyles that are much more open-minded than "vanilla" situations. JMO
Makes for a more interesting life I think GreenEyez. lol