A story on open marriages becoming more common. Is this becoming the norm?
I don't think it becoming the norm, or even more common necessarily. But, it is becoming more talked about.
Personally, I am so not into this and think something is missing in the relationship with your spouse if one of you feels the need to look for romantic adventures elsewhere.
I agree with Kris that it's just being talked about more nowadays, but not the norm. Lifestyle choices are becoming less taboo and more tolerable, therefore it's out in the open more. I don't care if people want to have open relationships, but I feel bad for the children in these situations. I wouldn't want to grow up in a home where my parents both had people on the side and those people had other people... it would be too much for me.
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
As previously said, I don't think it's more common just more easily talked about. I couldn't do this and I think if it was my parents I would feel some sort of instability there. The possibility that you would leave for another person seems too easy. I don't want my husband to go to someone else for "more" love.
The first 2 women have the same haircut..maybe it's the uniform for open relationships? lol.
Mom to E and C
This made me LOL. What a super attractive haircut it IS, too!
I don't understand it and I admit that seeing their kids made me feel bad for them. Personally I don't buy all of the "deep" talk about how intentional and intelligent and chosen and well thought out all of this is. I think that its super weird, because my marriage vows were all about honoring my husband and being faithful and loyal to him. So for me, personally, it would never ever work and I would feel beyond weird to explain to my kids how I was having a "sleepover" with my boyfriend in case they woke up in the middle of the night. Icky. If they want to do it, and they feel it works for them, fine.
Do I think that it is becoming more common? Nah, not really. Weren't the 70's all about wife swapping and key parties?
I would hope that this was not becoming the norm, because EWWWW
Molly, Morgan, Mia and Carson
I think there's a growing number of people who don't even give the commitment of marriage a second thought. More and more I see people jumping into it because they have a purely romanticized idea of what it's all about, and at the same time see just as many people jumping ship when things get tough. There just seems to be an immaturity about the expectation of what marriage really is like.
I see this as more dangerous in a lot of ways than swinging. The more serious relationships that seem to be involved are awful dangerous IMO. These people seem to be invested emotionally too and the combination of emotional and sexual is a bigger threat to a marriage than casual sex would be i would think.
Not to be misunderstood, i am not a proponent of swinging...I'm somewhat indifferent to it and believe its not for me and my husband. I'm just trying to portray my perspective on this.
Cecilia Marie 1/10/10
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