serial monogamy

(noun) Having only one monogamous relationship at a time, but multiple mates throughout a lifetime due to death, divorce, or choice.

Example: An individual gets married to another individual who dies and later remarries.

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Usage Notes:

  • Serial monogamy used in a sentence: I look back on my dating life and found I practiced serial monogamy.
  • A (noun) serial monogamist participates in a (adjective) serially monogamous or (adjective) serially monogamistic relationship.

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