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Should You Have An Open Relationship

Sep 8, 2008
More and more people are considering the option of having an open relationship. These relationships have existed since the beginning of time and as we move forward as a more open society more people are finding that this is a great option for them and their mate. Open relationships are not for everyone, but many people find them completely fulfilling.

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Wondering if an open relationship is for you? You may have heard a friend talking about how well it is working out for them and you have started to consider it for yourself and your relationship. An open relationship is one in which one or both people are committed to their relationship but allow for one another to see other people, as well. Many people feel that this does away with the need to cheat as both people are free to see who they want, when they want.

An open relationship can be a great thing for a couple that wants to be together but also wants to explore their options. Many people are emotionally committed to one another, but rather than break up or cheat on one another they decide to open their relationship to other people. This can be a great option for a lot of people because it gives them the stability of a relationship as well as the excitement of dating and meeting new people. Both people can often get what they want emotionally and physically when they have an open relationship and this can be a very successful way for people to interact.

Of course, an open relationship may not be for everyone. If you decide that you are going to open your relationship you may be faced with a wide variety of emotions, especially if it was not your idea. You may like the idea of being able to date other people, but when your spouse actually goes out with another person you may feel a lot of jealousy or even betrayal. This is normal if you care about someone else, so it may not work for you.

If you are going to have an open relationship it is important that you set some ground rules. Many couples have a rule that they have to be honest about whom they are dating. Other couples have a rule about having sex or when and where they can go certain places, and that other places are off limits.

It is a good idea to go over all of these things, and also decide what to do if either of the parties becomes uncomfortable with the idea of the open relationship. Setting ground rules may allow both people to move forward with their open relationship.
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Relationships Expert, Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance dating services.
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