serial monogamy

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serial monogamy

n
the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession
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Noun1.serial monogamy - a succession of short monogamous relationships (as by someone who undergoes multiple divorces)
monogamousness, monogamy - having only one spouse at a time
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One Adam and one Eve in the Garden represent the proper model for all human marriage, while the law of Moses, permitting both synchronic and serial polygamy, represents a falling away, a concession to human weakness that is now being withdrawn.
The competing culture is "polyamorous," normally a serial polygamy, but also increasingly polymorphous in its different sexual expressions.
"What changed after the '50s was that many rather ordinary men were allowed to live out fantasy lives of hedonism and serial polygamy formerly reserved only for a tiny group of men at the very top of society." Hence the high divorce rate.