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I Want An Open Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 153 People

    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 16, 2009

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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...
    HoldMeandListen HoldMeandListen 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 14, 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...
    ShouldILaughOrCry ShouldILaughOrCry 22-25, F 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...
    Looking4more64 Looking4more64 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2012

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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...
    DeadOfDecember DeadOfDecember 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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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...
    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...
    noel25 noel25 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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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...
    SAlan SAlan 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

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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...
    HoldMeandListen HoldMeandListen 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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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...
    karynkn1 karynkn1 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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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...
    Charlie1960 Charlie1960 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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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...
    nyclostandconfused nyclostandconfused 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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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...
    Sunshine1058 Sunshine1058 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 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...
    ColloquialArdor ColloquialArdor 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 12, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Aug 10, 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...
    scratchedxthornxwrists scratchedxthornxwrists 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 7, 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...
    zumahl zumahl 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    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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    I want a relationship with someone who I can form a real bond with. Guys aren't gentlemen anymore.
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M Mar 21

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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 5 days ago

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    It's so strange, all of my life I've wanted a boyfriend, and now that guys are actually talking to me, now that I have options...I just don't care. I thought to myself, "I'd rather...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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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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    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 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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    I'm a 14-year-old guy (15 this summer) and I'm really wanting a relationship with a girl but I don't know how or who. I'm not a popular person a my school and hang around with the...
    ayazmisarenrag ayazmisarenrag 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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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    People always use the 'your still young, be single, don't worry about it' when I say I want a relationship! I don't get it, were you never wanting a relationship at 16? Well I'm...
    shaebears shaebears 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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 4 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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    Hi all, thanks for reading i hope you can offer some words of wisdom to a girl who is stuck! I can't tell you where all the time has gone - but in 2007, now 7 years ago a boy I...
    sulkypuss101 sulkypuss101 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    "I want a divorce" are the words I spoke to my husband of 13 years......today. after 3.5 years of effort trying to save our marriage, i realised a time ago that i cannot fix it...
    Elena36 Elena36 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Honestly I need advice, My fiancé and I have been together for 5 years and a year ago he proposed he's been stationed in California so the long distance really kills us and things...
    Osiris5694 Osiris5694 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Hello EP Staff & members !We all noticed (not so difficult), that the amount of spam messages increases exponentially on the Q&A board on our favorite site ....I think, You, EP...
    Kaddath Kaddath 41-45, M 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Better yet, I want to live in an open minded world. Ever since I came out to my sister and a couple of friends that I have been with another male I have been getting misunderstood...
    waldo956 waldo956 18-21, M 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I've been through too much to not look out for myself. Ask questions, tell the truth and speak from the heart. I think this, but go to school and do the same thing. I'm getting...
    EbbsBreaux EbbsBreaux 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I don't know if my advice is fantastic, and not to come across a know it all....I have been through a lot of stuff in relationships, from the good to the bad, and the bad that most...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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    If you do not have honesty and trust in your relationship, then you have no relationship at all. It is a sham and others will be hurt so get out of it.
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Feel free to use me for advice. I'm here and open minded. Plenty of life experience. I usually learn from stupid mistakes but I've learnt to evolve to think first, mostly. Lol
    Bossdog05 Bossdog05 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I want to fall in love with an amazing, gorgeous, funny, sweet, and caring guy. I'm just so picky and it's hard to find the perfect man. I am 26 and have never been in love. I see...
    Jamie2426 Jamie2426 22-25 1 Response 39 mins 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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    How many months/years have you been in a long-distance relationship? How is it holding up so far?
    mearas00 mearas00 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've always found this strange. On this site, whenever anyone mentions relationship problems, it's often that people will tell that person to just breakup with their significant...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Hi, Im a married man 41 year old, Im happily married and Im in deep love with my wife. But recently I discovered that I enjoy her relationship with other men. I even want to see...
    rimpi1972 rimpi1972 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 8

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    "I am open minded" ...well this time I am TOO open minded I have gotten myself in a weird pickle. So I joined this little dating app called Meet Me. So as I'm on there I got...
    AnxiousYoungAdult AnxiousYoungAdult 18-21, F 13 Responses Mar 31

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    Whoeve says it can't work is honestly a weak person. Long distance relationships aren't for the weak-minded. I have been in 2 long distant relationships. 1 for about 3 years and...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Let's say a guy named Fred is attracted to a woman named Martha. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner...
    oldermanlookingforwomen oldermanlookingforwomen 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I want people to tell each other the truth. This is especially important in relationships. The truth can hurt sometimes, but that's what friends are for. To support one another and...
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    Please Help me. I really need some advice. Let me set the stage quickly. I have 2 friends. We will call them Jack & Jill. They have been together for 7 years and have 2 young...
    Microft24 Microft24 31-35 2 Responses 4 days ago

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