Open Marriages and Open relationships are they good or bad?

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  1. Paxxon  Brown profile image60
    Paxxon Brownposted 11 years ago

    Open Marriages and Open relationships are they good or bad?

  2. lockgirl profile image60
    lockgirlposted 11 years ago

    I think if you want to see other people then don't get married. Open marriages and/or relationships are a cop-out . If you are truly in love with your partner then there should be no need to find outside relationships.

  3. Dawn the Chip profile image55
    Dawn the Chipposted 11 years ago

    I think that if people need to be in open relationships/marriage, its either because they are not suited to each other, and so they shouldn't get married, or in an open relationship it may be a case of wanting to have your cake and eat it, if both people want that then its OK, but if one wants it and the other is going along with it cause its better than losing the one they love, then that's a different answer all together.

  4. Paxxon  Brown profile image60
    Paxxon Brownposted 11 years ago

    With Will and Jada Smith's apparent separation I thought this might be a good topic of discussion.

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    Giselle Maineposted 11 years ago

    I think it's a bad idea.  Why? Because even a monogamous relationship has ups and downs and gets complicated.  Therefore imagine how much more complicated (and therefore less chance of success) it can get when more people are involved!

  6. dashingscorpio profile image85
    dashingscorpioposted 11 years ago

    If BOTH people involved want something then it's good.
    However if only one "really" wants it and the other is going along to "apease" them it's probably bad. In the big scheme of things there really is no "right' or "wrong" only "agree" and "disagree". Personally it would not work for me but I try not to judge others. "Life is a personal journey". To each his own.
    Ultimately everyone is looking for someone who agrees with them. (On major things)

  7. NaturalHairGrows profile image60
    NaturalHairGrowsposted 11 years ago

    First, I'll say they're bad, and then I'll just say that they're not relationships. If you're single, you can be open to all the options that are out there for you, but when you decide to be in a relationship, that changes. Relationship means that person is different from all your other "options" out there. If you don't feel that way about them,  don't call it a relationship.

    And for the few people, I've seen declare that they were in an open relationship, it didn't last long because one of them eventually catches stronger feelings than the other which causes an emotional meltdown in the long run. They begin to feel hurt that their partner could find happiness with people other than themselves. So moral of the story...just don't get into an open relationship or marriage.

  8. vicki5897 profile image76
    vicki5897posted 10 years ago

    I think open relationships and marriages are degrading to the person. It isn't a relationship at all if it is "open." What's the point in calling it a relationship when it isn't between 2 people? I think open marriages and things of that sort devalues everything a relationship should offer.

  9. Globetrekkermel profile image62
    Globetrekkermelposted 10 years ago

    This question should be answered by parties already practicing this arrangement.Until you have experienced such an arrangement , it is doubful if you can give an honest opinion on the matter. I cannot answer this question because I am not in such an arrangement and I doubt I will be.

  10. ReneeDC1979 profile image61
    ReneeDC1979posted 9 years ago

    I say no Paxxon Brown.  If you are free to be with and do whatever you want with someone else, how do you call what you have with someone a relationship.  Either you're going to be with one person, or you're dating.


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