open relationship

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open relationship

A domestic partnership or marriage in which each partner isallowed by the other to engage in sexual activity with persons outside of the relationship.
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Talk shows, for example, often feature couples who testify to the advantages (or disadvantages) of new types of romantic and sexual relationships where partners are allowed to seek sexual satisfaction outside of their normal partner--among them casual sex, open relationships, and polyamorous relationships (open relationships are dyadic relationships in which partners are emotionally committed to one another, but are not sexually exclusive).
I have nothing against open relationships if they work but it's not right if it's destroying your self-confidence.
Here they learn about wheatgrass casseroles, nudist winemaking and open relationships.
In his new book 'The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating,' Anderson has mentioned that cheating is the norm, not the exception to it, and it is high time that people begin embracing 'sexually open relationships that coexist without hierarchy or hegemony.
A study of RNs treating patients with learning disabilities provides insights into applying the model, which entails specific goals, roles, processes, and open relationships.
In a gay-press exclusive, Bram--the award-winning author of Father of Frankenstein, the hit biography of gay Hollywood director James Whale that later became Gods and Monsters--spoke with The Advocate about his current book, open relationships, and why, after 26 years with his partner, he has no need for a court-sanctioned stamp of approval.
Wes has fallen short in creating open relationships with real trust.
These are basically continuous improvement; training and development of associates; candid and open relationships with customers; and providing safe work environments where associates are treated with respect.
I ventured into other open relationships, being "single" and dating several people and experimenting with primary partners and swinging.
The women's movement ushered in a new era of consumer health information, when patients and physicians formally initiated open relationships that led to the partnerships we see today in health care.
Men are more ideologically comfortable with the concept with only 45% of men (48% of married men) saying they are morally opposed to the idea of open relationships, compared to 62% of women (67% of married women).