Someone I know appears to be in an open relationship with their girlfriend. They broke up for almost a year after she cheated. Still shared living space. Now back together but allowed to have their fun on the side.
is this him just being so desperate to have her back?
what would make someone choose this?
They are also buying a place together.
just curious as to opinions on this and what's going on/why.
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I never understood why cheaters don't go for open relationships rather than a monogamous one and end up hurting someone.
Personally I currently like the idea of an open relationship because I'm not too into serious relationships yet. Even if I don't sleep around with other people and just stay with him, I just find it to be much less stressing, worrying about if he's sleeping with others (which he probably obviously is) or him accusing me of sleeping with others, or him saying he feels uncomfortable when other guys talk to me, etc etc. And also I generally dont need to put as much into the relationship in general. It is a major stress saver, not a lot of tension, barely any argument if at all, and barely any jealousy if at all, but it's not something that I'd keep on doing all my life. I might settle down, don't really know yet though.
As for his situation, I'm not quite sure, for her an open relationship is obviously the best option for her, but if the guy truly want an open relationship, I do not know. Maybe? Only he knows the answer to that.1