Open relationships. Your take... (Married/non-married)

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  • justjack18
    justjack18 Posts: 720 Member
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    If both people agree to it then why not. I have friends who do this. Wouldn't work for me though.
  • RebeccaChemmy
    RebeccaChemmy Posts: 66 Member
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    MilicaX wrote: »
    :p Whaha, where do we meet?

    Ahahaha! We'll I'm chillin' in the UK right now. :p
  • kickassbarbie
    kickassbarbie Posts: 286 Member
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    Hmm.. I have mixed views on this.

    Whatever works for the couple involved.

    I did this and it worked brilliantly for a couple of years, then I realised I wanted to do the whole monogamous raising a family with a little picket fence thing. Once you've done an open relationship with someone it's hard to close it again fully without always wondering if the other wishes it back the way it was. (Many other reasons this relationship ended badly but I think trying to close what was once open was the starting point.)
  • bryantparson
    bryantparson Posts: 516 Member
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    It's probably difficult for most but works for some. I think serial monogamy is probably more reasonable.
  • needernt
    needernt Posts: 675 Member
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    I don't have even one :/ let alone 2
  • FluffySandwich
    FluffySandwich Posts: 1,293 Member
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    From what I gather, it takes A LOT of trust to pull this off. You also should set down some ground rules so you know what you and your partner are comfortable with, such as stating whether or not friends are off limits (I know someone in an open relationship who had this issue come up).
  • blueyellowhorse
    blueyellowhorse Posts: 708 Member
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    I don't have an opinion on them. For others, whatever works for them. For myself, I don't know how I feel about them. I've never been in a relationship before, so I don't know if I would get jealous or not. I guess I'll have to see.
  • ladykate26
    ladykate26 Posts: 1,134 Member
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    If you love your oa
    It's probably difficult for most but works for some. I think serial monogamy is probably more reasonable.
    Hear, hear! I believe monogamy is underrated these days.
  • needernt
    needernt Posts: 675 Member
    edited May 2015
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    I was thinking if I started this thread wouldn't majority of women and some of men attack me and tell me off?

    You know, I had such an experience before. I don't know why if a man bring up such an issue he is mean and immoral but if a woman raise it, it's just natural and everyone seem OK with it.
  • strozman
    strozman Posts: 2,622 Member
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    If I don't have feelings for someone then I can share, if I have feelings I can't. However I've dated girls who slept with other girls while we were together. But I never considered our relationship open.
  • ladykate26
    ladykate26 Posts: 1,134 Member
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    @neerdernt it shouldnt be different either way
  • needernt
    needernt Posts: 675 Member
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    ladykate26 wrote: »
    @neerdernt it shouldnt be different either way

    Rationally it shouldn't. But practically there is.
  • wolfsbayne
    wolfsbayne Posts: 3,116 Member
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    Not for me. I don't like to share and I prefer someone who feels the same as I am extremely loyal. In fact, I'm finding it very hard to open myself up completely to a relationship as I feel 100% still devoted to my late husband.