Hot button topic! Do open relationships mean less?

United States
October 14, 2011 8:53am CST
I have a few friends who are in open relationships, open marriage, etc. I also have friends who are exclusive and cringe at the thought of the idea. What are your thoughts? As a friend to some who think its ok, and those who dont, I am constantly being asked my opinion. I dont think its healthy for a relationship, but if both are consenting and they are in to that, I dont think its exactly a negative either. (To each their own)
2 responses
@weasel81 (2501)
• Australia
15 Oct 11
I guess it depends on why their in an open relationship? Like if it is a distance thing, least then you know what your partner is doing. So it's not as much of an affair then. I described it to my now partner, that we had been in an open relationship since we had met. long as each party in not going to get jealous of the other one, it cold work well.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
14 Oct 11
In my opinion, open relationship isn't at all healthy. It's okay for both to be in this kind of relationship if both want freedom. But as soon as either of the two starts to fall deeply in love with the other, one will end up to be on the loosing end if the other are just there for his/her needs. Normally girls are on the loosing end because girls tends to fall in love easily. If you are dating a guy, do you think you won't get jealous seeing her around with other girls. This is a kind of relationship that usually just ends up into hurting someone... and never ends up in marriage.