Stolen from the internet:
As the mono, I was run by fear for a few years of our relationship: fear of loss, fear of inadequacy, fear of rejection, fear of abandonment, fear of being pathetic, etc.
Sir and worked really hard at trying to make things work out because we wanted it to work out.
Then something really weird happened. One of Sir’s other relationships didn’t work out and ended. He pined for the other partner and talked about other loves of his past life in a similar way. He talked his way through grief, confiding that he never stops loving anyone, just compartmentalizes the emotion and continues to think of his previous partners fondly and always holds their memories very close to his heart.
I suddenly realized that Sir would never stop loving me, regardless of whatever happened in our relationship. He would never stop loving me. Because he, as a poly, has that capacity. He is capable of loving forever.
As a mono, that is a foreign concept to me. I am mono, a serial monogamous. In order to function, I have to emotionally end one relationship in order to go on, that is not true for my poly partner.
From that perspective, contrary to popular opinion, polys run a greater risk in a poly/mono relationship than monos.
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Proper source on the image I posted earlier. Thanks to @larrymac808 for the info!