Relationships can be both wonderful and difficult, sometimes all at once. While there are butterflies and romance, there is also a lot of hard work involved. Maintaining a relationship and keeping the love alive can sometimes feel like more trouble than it’s worth. However, people who are in love and who are committed to their significant others generally say that all of that work is worth it if you’re with the right person. However, what happens if you’re with the right person, but still want to be with other people too?
Many couples who have embarked in the murky waters of an open relationship often caution against it. Some say that it’s almost impossible to avoid being jealous, and others say that being in an open relationship simply means that you’re not ready to settle down with one person just yet. While all of these reasons are valid, there are some people out there who have actually improved or saved their relationships by welcoming others into it. Whether you agree with it or not, there are people out there who are trying open relationships as married couples, or couples who are just dating. No matter what you think about the idea, though, for these couples, it’s working just fine.
15. An Open Relationship Allowed One Couple To Stay Together
A married couple opened up on Reddit and spoke about how having an open marriage (with a partner that they are both involved with) saved their marriage. The two said that they met and began dating in high school, so neither of them had ever gotten the chance to play the field and experiment, which left both parties resentful of the other. After having their first child, the wife decided that something needed to change in order for them to save their marriage, and their solutions was to try an open marriage. However, after some trial and error, they both agreed that sharing the same partner – sometimes at the same time, was the key to them avoiding being jealous and suspicious of one another. They’ve been involved with the same person (while staying happily married to each other) for 7 years.