Studies have shown that now a day, a lot of young adults end up cheating on their partner. The question rises up, of whether we like the thrill of cheating, or if we are incapable of being in a monogamous relationship. Here are a couple of reasons of why is thought that young adults are turning into polygamy.
People get together really young
Young adults get in a relationship at a really young age, and later on they might have doubts on what they are missing from life, and they might not know how to end the relationship they are in. It doesn’t mean that they might not love their partner, but in order to not get hurt they prefer to end it, and this way often recurs to cheating.
Jealousy pushes people away from each other
Jealousy has been lately more present in every relationship. With the presence of social media, couples find a way or another to feel that their partner is engaging in other social ambiance which doesn’t necessarily involve them. Jealousy has created a lot of problems in a relationship, which is why people rather stay clear of it and avoid being with just one partner.
Monogamy is unnatural
Its true that being with just one person through the rest of your life requires a lot of responsibility and commitment, and not every person is capable of doing so. People can’t help of fantasizing about another person, or of being attracted to another person that isn’t their partner. It doesn’t mean that they are cheaters, but it is not natural that a human being doesn’t look around. Which is why people prefer to stay single and see numerous partners than stay committed to one.
Monogamy means boundaries
Whether we want to admit it or not, a relationship sets boundaries for their other partners. They have to be faithful, not flirty with other people, unable to spend more time with other people other than with your partner, jealousy, setting rules for what one partner likes and dislikes about the other, etc. Monogamy is starting to give some young adults the feeling that they are not free. Despite of being with a loving partner, often they feel that they live in a world of rules, when they are supposed to feel free to do whatever they want with their lives.
We are fooled by fairy tale endings
A lot of young adults grow up with the idea of happily ever after, when in real life a relationship has its ups and downs and it takes effort and commitment. When people don’t get what they want right away from a relationship they are unable to stay on it and keep on searching for something that suits them best. The problem here is that they are lying to themselves and they are unable to face reality, which is why people are turning more into polygamy to avoid the hard work of monogamy.