Open Relationship & Marriage
An intimate relationship which is non-monogamous, two partners who agree to have sexual relationships but not romantic relationships with other people. open relationships include any type of romantic relationship (Dating, Marriage, Casual) that is open.
Different types of open relationships include
Multi-partner relationships: between three or more partners.
Hybrid relationships: when one partner is non-monogamous and the other is monogamous.
Swinging: in which single women/men or couples in a committed relationship engage in sexual activities with others.
Open relationships begin for many reasons
Being oneself where one is non-monogamous by birth or that’s just who you are.
Spouse realizing that they are unable to fulfill their partner’s sexual needs.
Sex drive difference, one or both lovers desiring more freedom, companionship.
Distance when two people live in separate cities in a country or the world for sometime or all of the time.
One of the most significant factors that help a relationship in being successful is that it is about making the relationship fit the needs of all parties involved. no two open relationships will be the same, and the relationship will change due to the current circumstances at each specific moment. the style of the open relationship will mirror the couples’ involved sexual desires or romantic needs.
Most successful relationships have been those that take longer to establish. taking the time to develop a clear idea of what both people want out of the openness of a relationship, it allows the partners involved to self-reflect, process their emotions, deal with possible conflicts, and (for those transitioning from monogamy to nonmonogamy) find ways to cope with the change.
Talking of the details of the open relationship is important throughout the communication process. topics that are commonly found in negotiations between couples include honesty, the level of maintenance, trust, boundaries and spending time.