Open Relationships

Learning to be Open

Learning to be Open

The difficulty may lie in finding understanding partners, or it might be that the person is shy. Without enough experience, it can ruin the open relationship for that person.

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Leaving Jealousy Behind

Leaving Jealousy Behind

Being in an open relationship requires the couple to define the rules of openness exactly. Each person has to trust that their partner will follow the exacting requirements necessary to keep their relationship healthy.

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Finding Other Partners

Finding Other Partners

Modern society asks few questions about personal relationships between couples. As long as both are satisfied with their life, it is considered rude to pry into their business.

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Society tends to frown on these types of relationships

There are few people who flourish in a relationship where each partner is encouraged to have separate intimate adventures. Two people that share this special designation trust their partner will return, and they are usually correct. The partners are able to separate physical intimacy from their lives. They are able to share without jealousy, and many of them review their adventures. This is rare in a society where people are taught to find one special person and have an exclusive relationship.

Society tends to frown on these types of relationships, and few couples admit they have them. It takes effort, but many find other people who share the same viewpoint. Some partners restrict their adventures to people they know, and this is known as swinging. There are people who prefer to experience new people outside of their circle. They believe this keeps their relationship exciting as well as healthy for both of them.


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Closing a Relationship

Getting out of this type of relationship is just as painful

When an open relationship ends, it usually is due to trust issues within the relationship. Both partners may be comfortable with finding other intimate friends, but being able to live with each other is where the issues lie. If a person has a tendency to make easy promises they forget to fulfill, this will break down the trust necessary to make the relationship viable.

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Retirement and Marriage

Learning how to fill empty days has always been a problem

Modern life often requires both people in a marriage to have employment outside of the home. Men are usually older than their spouses, and they tend to retire first. This leaves them home alone with little to do as their wives spend the day at work. The children have left, and these men find themselves at odds. They are unsure of how to live their lives completely alone for most of the day.

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