My boyfriend made it clear when we began dating that he was into having a semi-monogamous relationship — meaning that emotionally he would only want to commit to one person but physically he would want to have affairs, but he and I would plan and make terms and conditions for these escapades.
There are a few rules I absolutely know to be true in relationships. One, if a guy cheated with you, he'll cheat on you. Two, one person in the relationship is always more committed than the other. And three, long-distance relationships don't work.
My wife and I tried swinging several years ago. It was exciting and fun to plan dates and it brought up surprising aspects of our sexuality. It also brought up some powerful emotions, which we were able to work through, although after some of the couples we were dating dropped us, the experience hit my wife really hard and we stopped not only swinging, but having sex altogether.
Unfaithful politicians and celebrities have been blowing up the news lately, thanks to the wandering eyes of a certain former action star—ahem, Schwarzenegger! But high status men and women aren't the only ones who cheat, and no matter where you are in the world, acts of infidelity are hard to ignore.
Going into Hall Pass, the latest Farrelly brothers comedy, I was prepared for gross-out humor, full-frontal nudity, and some new sexual slang. And I got it. But the same men responsible for Dumb and Dumber and There's Something About Mary also offer some interesting insight into long-term relationships. I'm not saying they've earned YourTango Expert status, but there's some food for thought in that soup of gags and groans.
My partner and I are have only had 8+ months of connection but it was spot on from our second meeting. At 4 months we chose to move in together with some of my friends saying thats way to early. It was my friends that were scaring me not my partner. He was very open about what he wanted in a long term relationship with it being open. This is a road I've never travel before and had to really think about "is this the path I want to take for me". We have had 5 experiences with an additional man in the bedroom and can say it didn't hurt our rel
Much of the general public is in an uproar over the sudden rash of high-profile infidelities. Not surprising, really. It's made many of us anxious about our own relationships. We ask ourselves: am I enough for him? Will he cheat? Is our relationship doomed!? With all the brouhaha over infidelity, researchers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha decided that a new book was in order, a book that would serve to remind the rest of us of what should already be obvious: Sexual monogamy just doesn't work.
Whatever the case, the blogosphere is now abuzz with conversation about open marriages, which have been around for thousands of years, but have only reentered the spotlight thanks to marriages like Mo'Nique's and TV shows like Big Love. After combing YourTango's archives for first-hand accounts from couples in open marriages, we decided to shed some light on the most common misconceptions about polyamorous marriages:
In a recent interview with German magazine Das Neue, Angelina is oddly forthcoming about her personal life, opening up about her feelings on fidelity, extramarital affairs and open relationships. She even reveals intimate truths about how she and Brad operate as a couple, admitting that fights with Brad can get pretty physical. Pretty surprising considering that—in the public eye, at least—she's supposedly moved past her wild child ways, and embraced a new identity as a humanitarian and supermom.