Polyamorous or Open Relationship?
In a Polyamorous or Open Relationship?
Close to 20% of all people have had a non-monogamous relationships, according to an April 2016 article in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. This includes an open marriage, open relationship, and polyamory, in which all partners agree that each may have romantic and/or sexual relationships with other partners. Many couples follow rules and agreements to cut down on potential problems and challenges.
Polyamory, which is a common type or non-monogamous relationship, means having more than one sexual or romantic partner, with all partners agreeing to certain rules for the arrangement. Unlike an open relationship where couples may date others and agree to only love each other, a polyamorous couple may agree to have sex outside the relationship and are open to loving multiple partners.
Struggling with a Non-monogamous Relationship? Does this sound familiar?
- Your partner broke a rule and you feel upset or betrayed
- You or your partner is struggling with jealousy and it causes arguments
- You or you’re partner or others don’t have good boundaries
- Quantity vs quality time issues
- Comparing or being compared to other partners
- You are ready for a change because you feel unhappy, but your partner is not
- You have concerns about privacy and being outed
- Your children are getting older and it’s harder to keep secrets
If you are struggling in an open or polyamorous relationship and need help navigating some issues, get in touch.