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21 Comments on "Poll: Would You Consider an Open Marriage?"


JILL
3 years 8 months ago

WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 15 YEARS I NEED MORE SEX MY HUSBAND IS AWAY A LOT. HE HAS SEX WHEN HE GOES AWAY AND SO DO I. THE ONLY RULE IS SAFE SEX, CONDOMS ALL THE TIME, AFTER ALL IT’S ONLY SEX.

LISA
4 years 5 months ago

I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 13 YEARS AND WE HAVE BEEN IN AN OPEN MARRIAGE FOR THE LAST 10. WE FIND IT AWESOME.

5 years 1 month ago

Absolutely not.

I have no fundamental objection to polyamorous relationships of any kind, whether legally binding or otherwise. I’ve been in two relationships that were “open” in slightly different ways, and neither worked: I’m a one-person woman and that, as it turns out, is that.

In one relationship, I was with two people (everyone knew about everyone, of course) and only ended up feeing, all the time, as though I was cheating — except I never knew who I was cheating ON, and I wasn’t cheating because of our arrangement!

In the other, I wasn’t dating anyone else, but my partner was (again, all parties knew about all parties), and in this case, I felt as though I was being cheated on or cheated with — although I never knew which one it was, and once again, no cheating was happening.

For me, madness that way lies. And general confusion plus a dash of malaise.

Donna
5 years 1 month ago

AMEN Debbie! I have been married 22 years and faithful. I have been through a lot with him. There has been moments I thought he was having an affair because he would leave and I would keep taking him back. Now that I have been through all of this with him my kids r grown and having there own children I want more. I would very much like to have a open marriage BUT I know it could never be!!!! I Love him very much but as a friend after everything.

Debbie
5 years 1 month ago

I have been married 31 years and I think if we had went with the open marriage from the beginning I wouldn’t feel I had been cheated on. As it is now, I have no trust for my husband. So I voted yes to your poll.