Originally Posted by MorningTwilight
IOW, to a poly, even the very best mono relationship is a gilded cage. It's very nice, very fancy, nicely appointed, but it is, nonetheless, a cage.
That's a fantastic metaphor.
I almost lost it on this comment LOL! Then I re-read the first part. I completely agree that to a poly monogamy is a cage. To a mono person it is the pinacle of relationship fulfillment and a foundation to take on other challenges in life.