Originally Posted by Ariakas
hmm I wonder if this could be chalked up to a mono vs poly thing. We don't see a loss of a connection when something is missing/bored/incapable etc (put any word you see fit in here), we see it as a different type of connection. Which can be intertwined with another persons connection...
I believe it could be a monogamy thing and certainly a serial monogamy thing...and a NRE junky thing.
I also agree that it is not so much a poly thing in some cases but not all. I see certain poly situations where one coupling truly seems in love but another coupling is maintained for other reasons and there doesn't appear to be any multi loving at all, just an easier road than seperation.