Originally Posted by AggieSez
One of the best aspects of polyamory is that just because an intimate relationship ends or changes doesn't mean you need to eliminate that former partner from your life -- something that's sadly the social default setting in mono-land.
Hmm... I don't see things that way, in either direction. I've known plenty of monos who stay friends with ex-lovers. And I'm a poly who does not. Personally, when a romance ends, I need some time away from that person to regroup. Usually by the time I've healed from the loss of romance, we've both moved on and there isn't a lot of room for friendship.