Fewer the Merrier?: Assessing Stigma Surrounding Non-normative Romantic Relationships

@inproceedings{Conley2012FewerTM,
  title={Fewer the Merrier?: Assessing Stigma Surrounding Non-normative Romantic Relationships},
  author={Terri D. Conley and Amy Catherine Moors and Jes L. Matsick and Ali Ziegler},
  year={2012}
}
In the context of recent debates about same-sex marriage, consensually nonmonogamous (CNM) relationships have recently begun making their way into media discussions. In the current research, we investigated whether stigma is attached to these nonnormative romantic relationships and, conversely, whether halo effects surround monogamous relationships. In Study 1 we analyzed openended responses to the question “what are the benefits of monogamy?”. The most commonly mentioned benefits included the… CONTINUE READING
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