Open: A Take On Open Relationships
So I have had this growing fascination with open relationships and open marriages. Is it possible to be married and monogamous for 40 years. Absolutely! My parents and my husbands parents have more than 60 years of a monogamous marriage between them. Question is, how much fun are they having?
Im intrigued by the thought of an open relationship. The first time it crossed my mind was one Sunday night watching Big Love. One wife pulled in the driveway after going grocery shopping, she opened up the garage to find the 2nd wife cleaning out the garage while the 3rd wife was already in the kitchen making dinner! I was AMAZED. Me, times three!!! No I have not tried it, but I say “dont knock it til you try it!” I see NOTHING wrong with that picture.
Lets move on to the real reason I wrote this article. Its not about having three wives in a house, its about having an open relationship with your partner (be it boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse). In my mind, the thought of having sex with a new person is scary but exciting all at the same time. The good part is the newness, and the scary part is the newness. And, I gotta be honest, the thought of seeing or even hearing stories of my husband have sex with another woman sometimes turns me on!
But then there is that LINE. That fine line between being turned on and the infamous jealousy that can creep in and ruin everything. So how do you avoid that? I just dont know. So I did some rearch to find out how other couples, who are actually practicing open relationships, were doing…