Open marriage is a form of non-monogamy in which the partners of a dyadic marriage agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded by them as infidelity, and consider or establish an open relationship despite the implied monogamy of marriage.
Can a marriage survive an open relationship?
Yes, monogamy has traditionally governed the world of romantic relationships. But open marriages and open relationships are becoming more acceptable as modern couples look for alternatives to traditional coupling. There are many variations of open marriage rules, but they all require trust and understanding.
Do open relationships lead to divorce?
One study says that 92 percent of open marriages end in divorce, supporting a common notion that marriage without exclusivity is doomed to fail. A study of same-sex male couples found that half of the open marriages studied among the group did not end in divorce.
Is an open relationship monogamous?
Open relationships fall under the larger category of consensually non-monogamous relationships. They are relationships in which one or both partners can pursue sex, and sometimes emotional attachments, with other people.