Is it still an open relationship if you're restricted by a long list of rules?
If it weren't for the rules, and the willingness of two people to respect each other by following those rules, alternative relationships would simply self-destruct. It would be relationship anarchy. Occasionally, the rules are even broken. And sometimes that's ok, too. After all, every hook-up is different than the one that came before, and so with that in mind, all romantic and sexual encounters should probably be judged independently of one another.
Open relationships: one guy comes to terms with what the world thinks of his lifestyle.
In the vast majority of instances, those of us involved in open relationships are by no means swinging naked from the chandeliers at all hours of the day and night. We are not diving headfirst into a writhing group orgy every Friday and Saturday after work. We are not necessarily in the practice of shagging perfect strangers in the men's room of a dark-lit club. In fact, being in an open partnership hasn't been about random sex so much as it's been an incredibly intense emotional education.
If you design your marriage as a business, what does the contract look like?
Our hero gets engaged to the girl of his dreams, a friend of a friend who just so happens to hate the concept of marriage, and who prefers the convenience of an open relationship. Here, how the "marriage contract" materialized.
Sir Michael Gambon has quite an interesting and multifaceted private life.
You may recognize the actor Michael Gambon from a good many places, but his most commercially successful role is Dumbledore. Dumbledore is Harry Potter's headmaster and is alleged to be gay. Sir Michael Gambon, on the other hand, is not. He actually juggles a wife and a baby's mama pretty successfully.
One couple's alternative to traditional vows? A legally binding contract.
Our hero gets engaged to the girl of his dreams, a friend of a friend who just so happens to hate the concept of marriage, and who prefers the convenience of an open relationship. Here, an introduction to their not-so-traditional first encounters.
One of Tango's reader has chimed in with his approach to open marriage.
One of YourTango's most popular articles is on Open Marriages. Jenny Block wrote a frank and 'open' essay about her experience. Reader comments have been all over the spectrum. We recently got an eloquent comment in favor of open relationships. Enjoy.
According to one source, Pink and husband Casey Hart are on the rocks.
Rumor has it that musician Pink and her motocross star husband, Casey Hart, appear to be in rough shape. Gossip says that an open relationship is working for one and not the other. Also, Marc Anthony dedicated a song to Jennifer Lopez that may tip his hat about the pregnancy rumor.