Like other mixed-orientation relationships, poly/mono or mono/poly relationships consist of people with differing identities or practices—in this situation, one monogamist that is intimately exclusive with one partner, and something polyamorist who has got or perhaps is looking for partners that are multiple the data and permission of most worried. Through the polyamorist’s viewpoint, the relationship is poly/mono, and from the monogamist’s viewpoint its mono/poly—either means, this means negotiating relationship boundaries that appear uncommon at the least, and perhaps strange, to individuals who are familiar with traditional (serially monogamous) relationships.
In many (or even all) poly/mono relationships, the monogamous person gets the solution to have extra partners and chooses to not do this for a selection of reasons. Frequently they simply try not to feel enjoy it, some because they’re monogamous by orientation and just try not to desire multiple partners, as well as others as a result of particular life circumstances. The unifying element is that the monogamous individual knows about and consents to your poly person’s outside relationships but chooses to not have outside relationships of one’s own.
This isn’t just like a couple that is polyamorous which both folks are available to or have had polyamorous relationships but currently be seemingly monogamous as they are just dating or hitched to 1 person right now.