Understanding Serial Monogamy
By: William Drake
Updated July 14, 2021
Medically Reviewed By: Kay Adkins, LPC
What Is A Serial Monogamist?
While many of your friends have been out having a good time, casually dating as many people as possible before they settle down, have you always been in long-term relationship after long-term relationship? If so, then you may be a perpetual relationship person, or you may be a perpetual dater. We can help explain the difference.
How to Know If You May Be A Serial Relationship Seeker
Perpetual monogamy includes someone who is always in a relationship. If this is you, being single might make you feel uncomfortable. You may also skip social events if you are unable to find a date or partner to bring with you. You might be uncomfortable at the thought of being alone at all. These people are also guilty of talking about their exes, even when they're in a relationship with someone new. The reason for this is due to the relationships overlapping or happening within a short span of each other; you may not be giving yourself enough time to get closure before jumping into a new relationship. You might find that you just can't help yourself.
Things To Know About Perpetual Monogamy and Dating Someone With It
What happens if you're not into perpetual monogamy, but you find yourself dating someone who is? How do you prepare for that level of commitment? Perpetual monogamy may sound intimidating, but the reality is that people like this know exactly what can cause a relationship to end, and they refrain from doing those things. You may find the experience of dating in perpetual monogamy to be a relief from the kind of people you used to date. For one thing, a perpetual relationship person is not ready to walk away just because you fought over something minor. Another thing about them is that a person like this is intent on making sure that you're happy.
How Do You Know If the Person You're Dating Is A Perpetual Dater?
Difficulties of Serial Dating or Monogamy
Whether you are a perpetual relationship person, a perpetual dater, or in a relationship with one type or the other, we are not here to judge. Everybody has different wants, needs, and expectations from a relationship. Both types have their advantages, which may be suitable for you.
A perpetual relationship seeker may have never learned the values of independence, while the perpetual dater may have never experienced a committed relationship. Both of these are important aspects of life.
Consider Talking About Your Dating Habits with Someone
BetterHelp is here to listen, discuss, and help you make progress on a variety of relationship issues. Consider talking to someone about what might be troubling you, including the hangups of perpetual monogamy/dating. BetterHelp is an affordable, convenient, and professional e-counseling website that can help you work through any issues by matching you with a licensed therapist. Below are some counselor reviews, from people experiencing similar relationship issues.
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