A strong open marriage is transparent, with specific, mutually-agreed upon ground rules. You may have other sexual partners, but you always return to your marriage, explained Greg Cason , a Los Angeles-based therapist. Below, Cason and other experts share their best advice for broaching the subject of an open marriage with your spouse. You're starting off on the wrong foot if you're seeking solutions to your marital problems via an open marriage, Cason said.
Your Everything-Guide to Starting an Open Relationship
Maybe your spouse is your best friend but has never been your match sexually. Maybe an illness precludes your spouse from ever having sex again. It can be terrifying to broach the idea of an open marriage. But I say, be daring.
I'm pretty sure monogamy was never for me. In fourth grade, I got in trouble with my boyfriend because he found out I had another boyfriend. Throughout high school and college, some of my relationships overlapped, and some were purely dishonest.