I'm at a point in my life where marriage and kids are not an option for a few years. I'm 25 and just not ready for that.
I've never been in an open relationship (officially) but I'm starting to think it's a good idea. So, question is: is it possible to have an open relationship these days? Has anyone had any success with one?
If all you're going to say is you believe they're wrong, save it. I know most people don't agree, but I think they could work with the right couple of people.
- Open relationships have worked for me or someone I know (from actual experience)Vote A
- Open relationships in my experience have always led to negativity (from actual experience)Vote B
Most Helpful Girl
My only experience with an open relationship was a positive one. We talked about it and agreed that at this point we were both happy keeping it open just to relieve that pressure of a full on relationship. We both cared very deeply for each other and what not and yeah it worked. We had established rules and what not and I think that's a real necessity from the beginning. We said that parties and what not we could play with our options and act as though we were single (neither of us were with more than two people outside of each other the whole time). We had a rule where the person we were hooking up with had to know about the relationship and also we tended to tell each other the goings on. A lot of people disagreed with us but it was in the top three best relationships I've had, definitely. It honestly depends on the two people experiencing it. Today we're still good friends and no blood was shed, really smooth ending. I recommend, even if you don't want to experience other people it's a good way to manage the pressures and dramas of a full on relationship, and you get all the benefits.1
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