If someone is already IN a relationship-that is totally different from stepping back from dating (meeting new potentials) in order to work on issues in their current configuration.
So for example:
If there is a person who has one partner and there are issues in their relationship, it's not the time to add someone new. Stop dating and focus on resolving the issues.
If someone has two partners and there is an issue in one or more of their relationships, it's not the time to add someone new. Stop dating and focus on resolving the issues.
That doesn't mean terminate ANY existing relationships.
I have kids. If we are having a family nightmare issue-it's NOT TIME TO HAVE MORE KIDS. It doesn't mean we are suddenly giving one or more up for adoption. But it does mean we need to be responsible and not add any more until we have a stable platform as a family again.
Same with romance.
If your platform isn't stable-it's not time to be looking for new people to add to it. Period.
People who are already part of it-are already part of it.
"Love As Thou Wilt"