New Canadian research has found that individuals in open relationships are just as happy and satisfied as those in more traditional monogamous relationships.
Carried out by researchers at the University of Guelph, Ontario, the study surveyed more than 140 people in non-monogamous relationships and more than 200 in monogamous ones, asking them about their satisfaction with their current relationships.
Participants were asked to report on how often they considered separating, whether they confided in their partner, and what was their general level of happiness.
For non-monogamous relationships, the questions asked participants about their satisfaction with their main partner.
After comparing the groups' responses, the researchers found people in non-monogamous relationships were just as satisfied with their relationship with their main partner as the participants in monogamous ones.