Is monogamy dishonest?

A reflection on recent marriage musings

July 27, 2011 | by Peter Jon Mitchell , Senior Researcher, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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  7. George, p. 168.
  8. Ibid.
  9. Warren, R.C. (2011, July 8). Why aren’t we mad at the mistresses? Washington Post. Retrieved July 22, 2011 from
  10. See Hymowitz, K. S. (2006). Marriage and caste in America. Separate and unequal families in a post-marital age. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee.