Talking to your partner about opening up your relationship can be very intimidating. People interested in having a discussion with their partner about opening up their relationship fear their partner’s response which could range from outright rejection of the idea to thoughts of ending the relationship.
In the last article, I discussed how opening up a relationship for the wrong reasons could have negative consequences for all partners involved. Couples who find success in opening up their relationship are often driven by the mutual motivation to strengthen their bond as opposed to looking for a way out of the relationship.
Open relationships are becoming increasingly common among couples and they are no longer limited to the lifestyles of the rich and famous! The popularity of open relationships is beginning to overshadow the stigma and negative societal stereotypes associated with alternative relationship structures and lifestyles.