Question: Why does my partner want an open relationship?

Reasons you might consider an open relationship: You and your partner both have a lot of love to give and believe you can love more than one person at once. You want to explore your sexuality or sexual relationships with someone of a different gender. You and your partner have a case of mismatched libidos.

What does it mean when your partner wants an open relationship?

An open relationship is distinctly different from cheating in that there is no secrecy, dishonesty, or subversion. By definition, an open relationship requires a consensual agreement by both partners to engage in relations with people outside the primary relationship.

What should I do if my partner wants an open relationship?

The Path Forward – Talk to Each Other Initially, it is a good idea to explore with your partner what “opening up” means to them. Listen to them with openness and curiosity, and then look inward to see how that sits with you. Ask questions, and do not make assumptions.

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