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2. What is your motivation for wanting this?
If you are searching for a lifestyle that works for you, and your ideal happens to involve more than one partner in a relationship, then that's great. However, simply trying to seek out a bandage for couple issues is not likely to be the right reason for going into a polyamorous lifestyle. "If you're trying to fix a 'broken' relationship by adding more people," says Senecal, "that's probably not a good reason — and from my experience, often doesn't end well."
According to Ghose, people who have "struggled in traditional monogamous relationships might be more apt to find polyamory appealing." If it's more of a personal preference, rather than simply you and/or your partner trying to improve things via a new person, then it's more likely you'll actually enjoy polyamory rather than just feeling obligated to adapt to it.
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