Open Relationships: Are They Right For You?

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For decades, we’ve been groomed to see a committed relationship one way—as a monogamous union between two people.  Of course, it’s natural to still feel attracted to other people.  Especially after several years together.  But acting on those urges has always been defined as cheating.  That is, until now.  Roughly 20% of the dating public is in some kind of non-monogamous relationship.  Though people tend to turn up those noses at polyamory, open relationships are becoming an increasingly acceptable pathway for couples.

Only half of millennials crave an old-fashioned relationship.  And gay men have all but staked out open relationships as their exclusive territory.  Attitudes are changing.  And, if you’re looking for a way to reignite that long-lost spark, this could be it.  But how do you know if this approach is right for you?