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I Want An Open Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 158 People

    I'm Aching For This

    This past summer I admitted to myself that I don't want monogamy. As much as I tried to be the monogamous type, it really didn't sit right with me. I stopped believing that one person is enough for me. I have enjoyed being single and realize how much that means to me. I love...
    HoldMeandListen HoldMeandListen 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Jealousy

    (I copied and pasted this from my blog. In my first story here in this experience group, I mentioned a guy that was accepting of my open lifestyle but that I got scared and pulled away from. Well, here is an update and a lesson learned for myself. so here goes)So, remember that...
    HoldMeandListen HoldMeandListen 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    My Experience With An Open Relationship

    I have seen several questions/comments/stories on EP inquiring or wondering if open-relationships are even real, or if they can work. This is just my $0.02 but my personal experience has been that yes the most certainly do exist and when handled properly they are both very...
    zumahl zumahl 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    I Wanted It.

    I went to my husband about having an Open Relationship. We talked and talked some more. We came up with rules and we are going to give it a try. I need things my husband can't give me. I love my husband dearly and I'm not looking for a long term relationship, just someone to...
    Looking4more64 Looking4more64 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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    I Want An Open Relationship But My Boyfriend Doesn'T....

    One of my first flings was with this guy I met on some online dating site. He was cute, smart and knew how to ****. We had a great sexual connection and one of the first times we ****** it came up in conversation that he doesn't believe in monogamous relationships. Shocked and...
    ShouldILaughOrCry ShouldILaughOrCry 22-25, F Feb 6, 2013

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    Asking To Begin An Open Relationship.

    My gf of 4 years and I have been talking about going into an open relationship for a month now but recently its gotten complicated. For me at least. At a friends party with my significant other I met a woman my age. We immediately clicked and were into each other from the get...
    ColloquialArdor ColloquialArdor 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2013

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    Open Relationship

    Most people want to have an open relationship for personal satsification. My reason for doing so is to fulfill my partners desires. I do not believe in being dominated, humilated or cockold. I do believe that people can be loved and their partner still have free will. If someone...
    blackrose93 blackrose93 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2013

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    Some Day

    My fiance and I have been talking about opening our relationship for a few months now. It was mostly my idea and he was pretty strongly opposed at first. We have been together for almost five years so it was kind of a shock to him. Now he is warming up to the idea. We both...
    noel25 noel25 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I Have This Problem With Sexual Monogamy...

    I never cheat, but I always want to. I feel like I'm just saying the same thing everyone else is thinking. Why can someone be so happy in a particular relationship but crave that uninhibited, passionate, occasional sex? I love my man, but being with him since I was 24 makes me...
    nyclostandconfused nyclostandconfused 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    I've been with my BF

    for eight years now. However I'm a very sexual person and a very loving one. I love many people and I don't see a problem with that. I also enjoy the adventure of random/casual sex. Also I am bi therefore I would like to sleep with women. All of these qualities are part of who...
    OuranGirl OuranGirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    Originally Closed

    I was not comfortable with the idea of open relationships for most of my 27 year life. To me, it seemed like a cop out at the time or an excuse to sleep around but in retrospect after having been with a rocky emotional road to recovery - I realized that open relationships were...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    A New Life

    I love my husband, sometimes. He meets most of my needs financially but thats about as far as it goes. I miss romance and the feeling of having a man melt over me. I am very attractive but I feel like my husband is now used to or maybe even bored with me. I want to feel the...
    Sunshine1058 Sunshine1058 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2012

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    Spreading Wings

    No cage required, Their wings are free, To fly, to soar, to be happy. No chains required, A deep bond you know, Free To explore, to learn to grow. No lies required, Connections deep, With total trust, your souls do reap, Two souls so open, Their love does thrive, With total...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    Openness

    For me one of the key things of having a good strong relationship is being able to be completly open with your love, To be able to trust eachother to the point where you can share anything with one another and feel comfortable doing it!
    SAlan SAlan 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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    I Don't Want For Myself, But Am Open To The Idea

    it would have to be a case of "what i don't know won't hurt me". and the other women would have to understand they are only guests. jealousy isn't a problem for me, so much as women being enemies. all in all, it sounds like a very bad idea, but it might be right for him.
    scratchedxthornxwrists scratchedxthornxwrists 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    In Light

    In light of the comments upon my previously story in this group - I felt I should write another. For most of the years leading up to the grand age of 21, I was blindly faithful both in people and in love. I'm serious, I was the guy who would give you the shirt off his back if you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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    Where To Start

    Some of you have heard but to those that haven't please read and I'd love your serious (and sexy) comments. OK, where to start...let me give you some idea of who I am and why I am on here... Yes, I am real married wife, we are swingers-role play/enjoy cuckolding, etc.. I love...
    karynkn1 karynkn1 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    Next Time

    I think I will just go for it. Less worry about cheating that way... Plus, it might be fun to share a girl, since I'm bi anyway.(((Takes defensive lineman's pose to ward off the pervs who will undoubtedly go after me for this story)))
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Having been though several months of no sex from my spouse, (who has been thru menopause), I can now understand, why men and women both go searching for a variety of new people...
    michaelcoh michaelcoh 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    For many reasons my husband has all but lost interest in sex - he would probably make the effort of I asked him to but I'm not interested in duty sex. I want to avoid divorce and...
    Flotsam101 Flotsam101 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I feel open relationships tear the whole meaning of relationship apart and it's just an excuse for people to flow around with others.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm so tired of girls that just lead me on. I want someone that is going to want to be by my side and will support me and love me for who I am. I hate my generation all it seams...
    dillonwatson dillonwatson 18-21, M Sep 11

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    I want us to have a devoted, loving, healthy relationship forever.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 6

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    I cannot share all my feeling with just one person. I barely love myself, how could others love my if they know all my feelings?
    hornynox hornynox 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    Some people think it's selfish but monogamy can also be argued as selfish because you have possession over that person. I'm very "hippie" or "free spirit" or whatever you will so I...
    strawberryletter22 strawberryletter22 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I did not write the following but it is a great take on what an open marriage is like and what it should be like. I found this article at Salon.com. What I learned from dating...
    sosexyincolo sosexyincolo 36-40 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to have kids and i have been trying for years. Its not failing due to problems with me it due to the lack of a man. Im now 27 and i have nothing but baby on the brain . Im...
    ravenrose13 ravenrose13 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm right now in a very complicated relationship... I have to go back to my home place for two months to work and do online schooling ... So I can come back out here. But in order...
    YoungLovee15 YoungLovee15 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I read this in the elite daily's post. Somehow I really believe that long distance relationship is a chance to be on your own without ever having to feel alone. As in long...
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I recently left for college. I have been here for a little over 3 weeks now and I hate every second of it. I have made no friends and I have gone days on end without saying a...
    adidasbagnexttome adidasbagnexttome 18-21, M Sep 10

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    I finally ended my online relationship after months of debating over who will visit who first. He was a nice, caring guy but extremely sensitive. i cannot handle this type of...
    dreamer3214 dreamer3214 22-25, F Sep 9

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    I've been married for over 20 yrs. I basically got married because I was young, dumb and full of you know what! That's about 90/95% of young men in the world! Lol But I assumed...
    LaidbackKat444 LaidbackKat444 41-45 1 Response Sep 7

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    I met my ex boyfriend four months ago. We met online and talked everyday for a month before actually meeting. We had very deep conversations and I felt like I already knew him even...
    confusedgirl01 confusedgirl01 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I'm thinking about telling the guy that I like and he likes me that someone is interested in me and wants to spend time w/me something he doesn't do but I really want it to be him...
    kellycookies kellycookies 31-35, F Sep 3

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    1.) I'm 15 and I'll be 16 on Christmas 2.) I am a very kind person and I've never been in a relationship with a guy but I want to 3.) Im 5'10 4.) I'm closeted bi/gay I'm kinda...
    BeingChris BeingChris 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love the guy i'm with but as time goes on I start to realize if I continue with him my life won't be what I want it to be. I want someone to travel with for life, work abroad and...
    nhsu77 nhsu77 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I want my relationship to be like my parents. My parents hardly ever fight. I kid you not. They argued before but never really raised voices. My mom is quiet and very lenient. My...
    thelastprincess thelastprincess 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    My sweet heart!! Maybe you don't like me calling you sweet heart. But I wish I should. I don't know the real reason why you don't want my relationship. You may love someone else as...
    Anbarasi Anbarasi 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe about purety of love. I want to have virgin partner. I am personally still virgin even i never kissed anyone. People said i am attractive,nice,polite. Its so hard know i...
    myselfhere myselfhere 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Today she tryed kissing me when she told me that kissing someone with red lipstick would b hot and sexy she pulled me towards her and i laughed and said ikr and pretended as if i...
    Tooweak Tooweak 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Im 14. Ive just always had the dream of becoming a mom. I don't even want a relationship or anything. I don't want to wait!! Its crushing me.
    teenfemale2000 teenfemale2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Any guys near San Diego area that wanna hook up or want a relationship message me ;)
    danybooi96 danybooi96 16-17, M Sep 3

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    I have been single for just over 2 years. I want a relationship but I am SO incredibly picky with guys. My friends say I shouldn't have such high standards but I can't imagine...
    L4UR3N L4UR3N 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 4

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    I mean i like having friends and all but i don't want a relationship my hearts not meant for love
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M Sep 6

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    I've been dating this guy for almost 4 years, I am 29 years old and gave my virginity to my boyfriend at 28 - as I wanted to give it to the person I'm going to spend the rest of my...
    charlenekleyn1 charlenekleyn1 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am 29 years old and moved to a different country to be with my boyfriend. We have been together for 4 years, two of them long distance. He is the nicest guy I have ever met and...
    Krisne Krisne 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Hi, I'm Zack. I'm 15. I'm in 10th grade. I'm bisexual. My family owns a hunting lodge and outdoor resort in East Texas. I have late puberty. I was dumped by my xgf in real life and...
    zackthehunter zackthehunter 13-15, M 8 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do about loving and really hating my boyfriend at the same time. We are both very impulsive people who often rush into things but don't do anything half...
    UsuallyHappii UsuallyHappii 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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