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The biggest part of a committed relationship is monogamy.
Monogamy, as is remarked above, is assumed in Proverbs to be the recognized custom.
What is certain is that the definite assumption of monogamy is found only in such late books as Ben-Sira (Ecclesiasticus), Tobit and Judith.
Every survey ever done on this question shows a high percentage of people think monogamy is important to marriage and that affairs are wrong.
Female saints, too, are held in high honour; and the Berber pays his wife the compliment of monogamy.