Many people are taught that being monogamous is the only way to be in a relationship. If they're aware of any other possibility, it's polyamory. But what if monogamy and polyamory both fall short for you? What if the thought of your partner seeing someone else makes you jealous, but the thought of not being able to see anyone else makes you feel suffocated? Fortunately, you don't have to settle for either one. You can enter the middle ground of being monogamish.
Monogamish couples aren't in full-blown open relationships; what they can do with other people is limited. But they're not completely monogamous either. They may have permission to look at, flirt with, or openly fantasize about others. What exactly they're allowed to do can vary widely based on what they and their partners are comfortable with.
Here are a few ways you and your partner might dip your toes into the territory of the monogamish. If you think you might be interested in stepping out of the bounds of pure monogamy, you could try showing your partner this list.