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An extramarital relationship which is more driven by a desire to develop emotionally involved relationships with extramarital partners, than by physical gratification, the latter of which is commonly termed swinging
Heru quoted the "senior rabbi at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York" as saying that "polyamory is a choice that does not preclude a Jewishly observant, socially conscious life" and supporting that position by referring to the "biblical patriarchs having multiple wives and concubines as evidence that polyamorous relationships can be sacred in Judaism" (Clinical Psychiatry News, "Families in Psychiatry: The institution of marriage--Part II," February 2014, p.
West Coast LEAF argued that the provision could be read down to apply only to exploitative polygamy (thus decriminalizing the Bountiful "wives" and possibly also some egalitarian polyamorous marriages), but this limitation was not adopted.
The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships comes from a counselor and nurse specializing in polyamorous singles and couples who has spent years helping people manage jealousy.
16) However, having done so, today they advance a spectrum of individual essential identities based on genetics, environment, or a combination of both, including homosexual and lesbian, bisexual, transsexual, transgendered, and polyamorous.