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.
In "The Cheaters Club," a piece for vanityfair.com, single chick, Melanie Berliet poses as an unhappily married woman on the prowl on the cheating site The Ashley Madison Agency. She analyzes three men and makes some pretty broad assumptions about monogamy.
Thank you all for your comments and questions about my recent blog "Open Marriage Benefit: A Three-Parent Household." I thought that this week I would answer one of the questions I received based on that piece. MaliMali asked, "Is she mainly your girlfriend? Is it like he comes home to two wives? Have you ever shared a boyfriend in your marriage?" The answer, after the jump.
The economy has forced me to do some corporate writing alongside my "real" work which means deadlines and company politics and stress. Combine that with a spouse who is in town for less than 48 hours a week and who wants (and needs) to do little more than rest during that time and you're likely headed for the looney bin—or worse. But because I am in an open marriage, a polyamorous relationship, a polyfidelitous vee, I am not alone…at all.