Do parents have anything to learn from poly people?


At present, same-sex marriages are recognized in many countries throughout the world. There are very few places where people don’t have the right to marry, divorce, or adopt children. It was strongly believed that, with the legalization of same-sex marriages, polyamorous marriages would receive approval as well. What is certain is that there is no future for polyamorous weddings. However, this won’t stop people from living their lives the way they want to. Not being monogamous isn’t something to be guilty about. The truth is that people can learn a great many things from polyamorous couples. Like what? Well, read on to find out.

Honesty is the best policy

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know the saying ‘Honesty is the best policy.’ It basically means that it’s better to tell the truth than to lie. Polyamorous couples have an open relationship with each other. There are no lies between the significant others because they always take responsibility for their actions. Even you can understand that honesty creates strong bonds. What you need to know is that people with more than one romantic relationship are just as candid with their offspring. To be more precise, they tell their kids everything – well, almost – and they reward honesty. That’s what you should be doing too. Not only does sincerity create intimacy, it makes people feel safe. Your youngsters will appreciate that you’re treating them like adults.

It’s important to embrace change

Virtually all families go through challenges. Most of these modifications result in the alteration of the family structure. Getting back to polyamorous couples, they are of an adventurous nature, which is the reason why they’re always trying new things in life. They know very well that, sometimes, trying something new is the only solution. This doesn’t translate into the fact that you should go crazy. No, it just means that you should be able to adapt to new circumstances, that is, to change. There will be times in your family’s life when you’ll not be so happy. Maybe your kids will go off to college. Or maybe they’re moving because of a new job. No matter what happens, you have to be prepared for it.

The village will look out for your children  

Until recently, it was believed that it takes an entire community to raise a child. Nowadays, parents don’t need too much help as they have their family and friends to help them. Well, some don’t benefit from that kind of help. Polyamorous parents take good care of their kids, though, thanks to the help of their partners. The good thing is that their children are exposed to people coming from different environments. This kind of broadens kids’ perspective. While the idea of an interconnected group doesn’t sound good, in reality, it is. You and your significant other don’t have to start having relationships with a bunch of other people but you can get your family and friends to help. What you need to keep in mind is that you need all the help you can get.