serial monogamy

a form of monogamy characterized by several successive, short-term marriages over the course of a lifetime.
Also called serial marriage.

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serial monogamy
the practice of having a number of long-term romantic or sexual partners in succession

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Main Entry:  serial monogamy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a lifestyle involving a series of faithful relationships with different people
Etymology:  allusion to 'serial killing''s 21st Century Lexicon
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The economic downturn may be spurring another ancient lifeway: serial monogamy.
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