Beyond monogamy and lust: how do we ask each other difficult questions without breaking up?

55m | Jan 29, 2021

Is it healthy to desire other people in a relationship? Do people cheat because they are too scared to communicate? Why do we practice monogamy if often it ends in tears? How can we sustain a long-lasting loving relationship 'forever'? A monogamous couples challenge: unpicking the 'flaws' of the society's most over-romanticized relationship structure. In this episode, Emily and Rory, a monogamous couple, talk about the pressures they often face within a relationship, delve a bit deeper into why people might conceal and hide from their partners, and touch a little on some of the biological and sociological reasons behind monogamy.

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