Post # 1
I personally have no problem with open marriages as long as all involved are agreeable to the concept. I know darn well that my FH would never go for an open marriage but that’s alright with me, my “wild” days are long passed. But how about you?
Post # 3
There isn’t an option for No? I’m personally fine with the “YES” options but I just thought others might not be
EDIT: Nevermind! Thanks for updating 🙂
Post # 4
@Azalea_Bee: I’m getting there! I hit some sort of button before I got finished with the poll!
Post # 5
For us, it is OH HELL TO THE NOOOO! If others want to, meh, not my issue.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
It’s a NO for me. Obviously people can do whatever they want, but I kinda feel that if you’re going to have an open marriage, why get married in the first place?
Post # 7
I’m not in favor of them for myself, but if others are into it then sure.
Post # 8
Different strokes for different folks!
Post # 9
To me an open marriage is not really a marriage.
Post # 10
Not for us, but, if others want to do it, that’s really their business.
Post # 11
@MeiFrancis: This is what I don’ t understand as well. Seems like you are basically saying “yes I vow to stand by your side always, but if I get bored of you sexually, I’m free to have sex with others”
Seems like if a couple had a strong enough marriage in the first place in all areas of marriage, they wouldn’t even need to be considering sex outside of it.
Post # 12
To each, their own…but not for us though. I don’t think I would be able to handle it emotionally.
Post # 13
Can we have a poll option for “I’m conflicted”? It’s not that I don’t care–part of me thinks very strongly that it’s a poor idea, jeopardizes all kinds of relationships, and is immoral, and the other part of me thinks that other people’s marriages are their business and that it’s silly and wrong to expect the diverse, complicated world of human relationships to conform to a single archetype.
Post # 14
It would never be okay for us.. but if it works for someone else, it doesn’t bother me. What someone does in their relationship is between them & their partner & no one else. For me, an open marriage goes against everything marriage represents.
Post # 15
It’s not for us, but if it works for others and they’re on the same page about it, good for them. I was raised not to judge others as long as no one is being hurt.
Post # 16
I honestly don’t understand them. I have no negative judgement against those who find it is a healthy option in their own lives. Not at all. I simply don’t understand the choice. For me personally, I don’t see a reason to get married if you still want an open marriage. Why not just date till you’re both truly tired of each other? Or, perhaps those who have open marriages see the inclusion of additional partners to be equivalent to what some pro-porn couples see porn as? It’s obviously different but do open marriage bees see having additional partners as simply a sexual outlet but would still love their partner to death and want to stand by them for the rest of their lives. For instance, I believe in porn but just because I find porn to be a healthy sexual outlet doesn’t mean I don’t want to be with my partner. Is it anything like that? Perhaps some supporters could weigh in?