The Trouble with Trouples
September 21, 2016
It was a term I had never heard before, I understood the “Trouble with Tribbles” but what was this “Trouble with Trouples”?
I came across an article the other day talking about trouples and I discovered that it is a term for a polyamorous unit made up of three individuals. It could be any combination of males and females and two of them may or may not be married to each other. It is a small polygamous relationship.
And the trouples are getting cranky. Because an individual can’t be married to more than one person, their relationships have no legal recognition or protection. And you can’t really blame the trouples. After all, if they supreme court could redefine marriage by removing the gender restrictions, surely they would be able to redefine it again removing the numerical restrictions.
John-Paul Boyd, the executive director of the Canadian National Research Institute for Law recently stated “The number of people in poly relationships is growing and soon the law will have to catch up to the changing structures of modern families.”
I suspect that it won’t be long before your tolerance will be questioned and you will be labeled a polyphobe if you object to the thoughts of polygamy being a socially accepted part of Canadian life.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.