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Study Claims People In Open Relationships Are Happier

Monogamous relationships are considered by many to kindle commitment, trust and love.

But a new study had found that those in open relationships are just as happy, if not happier, than those in committed relationships.

Scientists say that despite the stigma, people in consensual open relationships report high levels of satisfaction and trust, as well as low levels of jealousy.

The study, conducted at the University of Michigan, analyzed different relationships among participants older than age 25.

The sample included more than 2,100 people, with about 1,500 individuals in monogamous relationships and around 600 in committed non-monogamous relationships.

The group rated relationship components: satisfaction, commitment, trust, jealousy and passionate love, which is the intense love feeling often described in new relationships.

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Researchers found no differences between monogamous and consensual open participants in terms of satisfaction and passionate love.

However, levels of jealousy were lower and trust was higher among those engaged in committed open relationships.

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