Most Polyamorists have a "live and let live" attitude.  They are happy for those people who have found happiness in monogamous relationships.  However, most polyamorists are impressed by the fact that the divorce and adultery statistics indicate that monogamy fails a great deal more than it succeeds.  Polyamorists tend to see the modern American nuclear family as an aberration in the course of human history and believe that larger, more complex extended families or tribes have been the natural human family structure.  Children are seen as being better off when they have a broad range of adult role models to relate to, instead of a single, monogamously married couple.  Polyamorists believe in freedom of choice and consider Polyamory as a viable alternative to monogamy.  They acknowledge that real love and a committed relationship is in no way free.  Intimate love relationships, whether monogamous or Polyamorous are complex and challenging and their success requires maturity and hard work.  Polyamorists, beingoutside the mainstream of our society, are taking on the extra challenge of trying to do something which is unpopular among their monogamous peers.  Polyamorists do tend to object to our culture's idealization of monogamy and suppression of alternative lifestyles.

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