Why the push for polyamory will fail

May 29, 2024

It seems the media is intentionally highlighting polyamory more, with articles from the likes of the BBC and The Guardian seemingly promoting it. However, despite the media’s portrayal, these arrangements are likely to fail due to inherent issues such as increased jealousy, emotional distress, and instability.

Proponents of open marriages argue for the potential benefits of emotional freedom and personal growth. Yet, social science research indicates that these arrangements often lead to a host of negative outcomes. Contrary to claims that open marriages can be beneficial, studies show that they are frequently associated with increased jealousy and instability. These findings challenge the narrative that non-monogamous relationships are a viable alternative to traditional marriage.

The concept of polyamory is often portrayed as a modern solution to age-old marital issues, but evidence suggests otherwise. Research indicates that children raised in stable, monogamous households fare better across various metrics, including emotional well-being and academic performance. The instability inherent in open marriages and polyamorous relationships can negatively impact children, who thrive on the predictability and security provided by committed, monogamous parents.

Furthermore, the social fabric is strengthened by the institution of marriage as traditionally understood—a lifelong commitment between one man and one woman. This form of marriage has been shown to provide numerous benefits, not only to the couple but also to their children and society.

As supporters of real marriage, it is essential we advocate for the preservation and promotion of this time-honoured institution. Monogamous marriage between one man and one woman remains the gold standard, offering unmatched benefits for couples, children, and society as a whole. It is through this commitment that we can build a stronger, more resilient society.

C4M will remain steadfast in our support for real marriage, and we encourage Government and others to recognise its unparalleled value.