Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777921
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919062 | DOI:

Series: Sexuality, Identity, and Society


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This chapter examines how monogamy structures jealousy into a relationship and how open-relationships can help each member of the couple unlearn their jealousy. It first explains the psychobiological explanations of jealousy, before dismissing them and discussing how we learn what to attach jealousy to, and why monogamous relationships likely engender more jealousy than open sexual relationships.

Keywords: jealousy; relationship strife; open relationships

Chapter.  3244 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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