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I Want An Open Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Me and my wife, just started having an open relationship, we love each other but believe that others can give us what each is lacking. not sure what she is looking for, maybe just...
    anton88 anton88 22-25, M Apr 7

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    Right now I don't want anything to serious. I'm young I have time for all that a little later in life. But I wouldn't mind going out on a date every once in a while. And like I...
    PuertoRicanPrincess18 PuertoRicanPrincess18 18-21, F Apr 11

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    It bothers me when people imply that you have to be the only person someone loves, or it's not good enough. My partner adores me, we would die for each other. We are committed for...
    softbunny6 softbunny6 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    It just seems to make sense because I can't make monogamy work.
    sofiaann sofiaann 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    But I know I could never commit to one. I like the thought of the freedom to sleep with anyone I desired, but for me, sex and love are so intertwined I couldn't perform. If I didn...
    roMANtic14 roMANtic14 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    My fairytale has no ending yet, because I am still living it every day, even though it's filled with drama and heartache. The Love of my Life is my best friend. I believe you have...
    bethrichards bethrichards 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Well, if you know my latest experience this could have a little sense to you. Now im posting a second experience that tells you how my story ended. So i had this wonderful...
    jamham23 jamham23 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hey , I'd like to know, why is it ok go have sex with someone u don't intend on being with? What makes it ok to stick around as just a friend instead of be in a relationship? If u...
    dontcareChick dontcareChick 16-17, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well my affair, that I have been posting about, turned into an open relationship. Why does lying feel so much easier?
    LLmom32 LLmom32 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    While on ask.fm, I stumbled across an interesting post. It was by a girl---a girl I didn't really know, and, frankly, didn't really care about---but what she said really got me...
    babyrhinos babyrhinos 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When did we as people start to not take relationship serious anymore? I mean serious. Everyone wants to cheat or tell everyone their business and you wonder why I don't want a...
    lachee lachee 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm scared of looking for a relationship because I'm scared of rejection. I'm scared of wanting a relationship because I don't think anyone will want one with me. I just feel so...
    josieyup josieyup 22-25, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    What I was really looking for was "I have a boyfriend driven by sex" or "My relationship is pretty much about sex". I've been in relationships like this before, and its kind of...
    fallingintowonderrland fallingintowonderrland 16-17, F 18 hrs ago

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    I'm in a relationship with this amazing guy . His name is Liam and He's new to my school he actually came a month ago he was born in Ireland and lived in London since he was 3...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I think something's wrong with me. I don’t even know how to explain it 
It’s like I don’t get crushes anymore, I don’t/can’t develop romantic feelings anymore; when I...
    BeaB24 BeaB24 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    My boyfriend is in the navy so he is stationed far away. We have always been so close but recently things aren't the same. We don't talk near as much and it isn't actual...
    fitesgirl fitesgirl 18-21, F Apr 11

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    Just looking for that elusive unicorn that wants a relationship with a normal married couple. :)
    redhot1221 redhot1221 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Someone that I want to get to know and someone who wants to get to know me. I want a relationship with tangible significance, no one where I'm constantly reminding myself that...
    lillibella lillibella 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I left my boyfriend because I didn't wanna shake up anymore. Now he is so distant towards me. I still wanted a relationship
    Faith4life22 Faith4life22 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    People are always complaining about me not opening up, and when I feel like I need to open up to someone, they disappear.
    Eldokmery Eldokmery 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    THIS IS A REAL AND LEGITMATE FORM OF ABUSE. I struggle with the fact that not only was my ex emotionally abusive, but so was my own father. I can legitimately say that I am...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    THIS IS A REAL AND LEGITMATE FORM OF ABUSE. I struggle with the fact that not only was my ex emotionally abusive, but so was my own father. I can legitimately say that I am...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    A recent survey shows that 80% of women think their boyfriend or husband is cheating on them online through social media. Casting Opportunity: Receive a visit from Clinical...
    EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I never had a real relationship. I never dated a guy where I actually touched or held his hand. I always been In a long distance relationship. Sometimes I cry because I feel like I...
    yannie17 yannie17 18-21, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    RANT: I ABSOLUTELY HATE when people say "oh he's your online boyfriend." "you've only met 1 time?" "You don't really know him." First off, he may be someone I met online but I do...
    spookyclair spookyclair 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I want to be in a relationship, I have so much love to give but no one to give it to. I
    simplexo simplexo 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I was at the shops today, and my hands were full and I couldn't open this door, so this total random just opened it and helped me get through. I don't know it's simple but it's...
    sweetashoney3 sweetashoney3 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am from India , 29 year old open minded man .. all naughty and matured kiddish female I am open and free (hook up). Msg me
    on4U on4U 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    We all want to be that girl, to be special, to be loved. We want him to look at us and see his future, see his heart. We want to be worth it, worth any risk and any pain so that...
    heartfire heartfire 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    I lost the love of my life. She started thinking more about homework instead of her day with me. She started noticing other guys and assumed since we were long distance that we...
    DarknessWolf DarknessWolf 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    My sexless relationship is over, I know this because she asked me the other day "Are we done?" and after two years of no sex, no intimacy, and a "F__k he's here" look when ever I...
    1sundiver 1sundiver 56-60, M 9 hrs ago

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    Hello all! Was wondering if they're are any polyamorous couples out there in healthy productive relationships? How'd you meet and what are some tips to maintaining a healthy...
    danimonyve danimonyve 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I just want passion and love. A woman to hold. Someone to accept me as I am. And love me for what I am. Maybe I dream to much or somewhere in the past 10 years I've stepped back to...
    leaving6622 leaving6622 36-40, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Hi everyone, I'm having a dilemma and don't/can't speak to friends or family about it as I don't want their opinion on my boyfriend (Ben) to be tainted. We have been together for...
    yameirual yameirual 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    LONG STORY I am in a long distance relationship and I have been in one for about a year. Out of the 10 months we'eve been together I've spent a total of 3 months with him. This...
    pomoc pomoc 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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