I get comments about "oh my gosh, how can you have more than one man in the house or more than one woman in the house, too much drama for me with just one" when people find out about my lifestyle choice. I usually just laugh and don't answer but it got me to thinking...Do poly families have more drama then Monogamous families and after thinking most of the day my answer is a resounding kinda sorta, no not really but maybe....
First off I think that drama is caused by a person, not a group of people, and therefore can exist in mono or poly relationships with equal opportunity. For example if you have someone that just has to be the center of attention and for whatever reason feels like they aren't getting it from their spouse then they are like to cause drama in some form or fashion...This is true regardless of how many spouses may be involved.
Second, i think that drama is caused by the people who surround the drama maker. If husband is indulgent or just doesn't want to deal with drama queen then he is going to allow said behavior to occur, again it doesn't matter how many husbands are involved if even 1 encourages it, it will exist.
Finally i think that drama is going to be determined by factors in childhood/high school and life events prior to entering into said relationship. If you were part of a sorority (yes i'm profiling, it's my blog i am allowed lol) and mixed with people who's entire world was an "all about me" kinda thing, guess what you get..Drama Queen. On the same token if you are a guy who was the King of the Football Field (profiling again, see above disclaimer) and had everyone fawning over him all thru high school guess what you get, no not the prom king.....the Drama King! In either scenerio it is not going to matter how many partner's you have thier behavior will be the same.
Now here is where it does have more drama..If you have several partners and lets just say your masochistic and have decided that you wanted to have the Sorority princess and the Football hero as your lovers, well honey you signed up for that drama you might as well get some popcorn and some fancy curtains and make a stage, but i would at least charge admission and get something positive out of that situation!!!!