In jurisdictions where civil unions or registered partnerships are recognized, the same principle applies to divorce in those contexts. Accordingly, they include parallel entitlements, obligations, and limitations. It is used[ according to whom? The partners are feeling similarly powerful and autonomous. Emotional support and structure from other committed adults within the familial unit. While openly polyamorous relationships are relatively rare Rubin, , there are indications that private polyamorous arrangements within relationships are actually quite common. These recognize and formalize the relationship. Some states were prompted to review their laws criminalizing consensual sexual activity in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling in Lawrence v. There are exceptions to this: As a relational practice, polyamory sustains a vast variety of open relationship or multi-partner constellations, which can differ in definition and grades of intensity, closeness and commitment. For instance, polyamorists may be reluctant to disclose their relationship status due to potential negative consequences, and researchers may be unfamiliar with the full range of polyamorous behaviours, leading to poorly framed questions that give misleading results. Individuals involved in polyamorous relationships are generally considered by the law to be no different from people who live together, or "date", under other circumstances. Compersion does not specifically refer to joy regarding the sexual activity of one's partner, but refers instead to joy at the relationship with another romantic or sexual partner. What key issues do therapists need to watch for in the course of working with polyamorous clients? Individuals with high attachment anxiety tended to view CNM negatively, but no correlation was found regarding willingness to engage in it.