Interesting topic from breakfast with a group of folks I've known a long time: can a successful committed relationship be "open?"
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.
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.
Not my relationship, but it works for some people.
Yes but only if both parties participate in the "open". Otherwise it would get messy.
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.
I don't know of any that have been successful long term. Of course, I don't know of any (other than celebrities).
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.
Not if I'm involved. Too many complications.
Absolutely... As demonstrated by the many that are and/or have been.
Absolutely was going to be my word choice 😝
I believe it can.
Wouldn't work for me, but I'm sure it could work for others.