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Marriage - John C. Kirk — LiveJournal
Sep. 13th, 2005
12:16 am -
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September 14th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
Polygamy specifically means multiple
I am polyamorous (in love with multiple people), but I don't desire polygamy because I only want to marry my life partner/s. So far, I only have one life partner, so I only want one marriage.
My other partner is someone with whom I have a loving relationship and intend to be with forever or as long as it still feels good, but our relationship is less committed than life partnership. We would both go quite thoroughly nuts if we shared finances at all or lived together more than a few days a week.
Polygyny means one person having multiple wives, polyandry means one person having multiple husbands. Typically polygyny refers to a man having multiple wives, but it doesn't have to - "and the princess fell in love with the other two princesses and they all lived happily ever after" is a badge I have, and could describe polygyny.