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smarttexan August 2nd, 2015 2:27pm

Interesting topic from breakfast with a group of folks I've known a long time: can a successful committed relationship be "open?"

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08/04/15 7:12 am

Yes, but I think it's about the kind of people in the relationship. I don't think I could be in one, neither could my SO, but there are couples out there with very liberal sex lives who've been lovingly married for years.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
08/02/15 10:40 pm

I don't believe so but it might work for some folks. Personally I don't see the point, I don't consider it a "real" relationship.

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/02/15 3:01 pm

Not my relationship, but it works for some people.

FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
08/02/15 1:50 pm

Yes but only if both parties participate in the "open". Otherwise it would get messy.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
08/02/15 11:08 am

Absolutely, as long as both parties agree to the arrangement, set clear ground rules, and are emotionally mature about it. I personally wouldn't want that kind of relationship but I know instances where it has worked for other couples.

ronderman North Carolina
08/02/15 11:02 am

I don't know of any that have been successful long term. Of course, I don't know of any (other than celebrities).

tdkseth Texas
08/02/15 10:32 am

I believe so I mean open just refers to sexually, right? Successful and committed includes romantically, so if there's still a strong mental/romantic connection with the two in the relationship along with sex then I absolutely think so.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
08/02/15 8:43 am

Not if I'm involved. Too many complications.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
08/02/15 8:41 am

Absolutely... As demonstrated by the many that are and/or have been.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
08/02/15 10:20 am

Absolutely was going to be my word choice 😝

08/02/15 7:57 am

I believe it can.

RebelProud Bungholio
08/02/15 7:54 am

Wouldn't work for me, but I'm sure it could work for others.