Many notable couples are said to have open relationships. Most commonly these days are Will and Jada Smith. I mean lets be real here they aren’t the most traditional type of people. But, they do appear to be happy. In a society that heavily promotes sex, we then expect couples to remain monogamous. The term all men cheat is not a phrase that is uncommon. It’s said that about 17% of divorces are because of infidelity. Now that number seems fairly low considering every time I turn to a talk show cheating is the prevalent topic. Every relationship I have been in there was cheating, on either my part or theirs, yet and still I go into every hopeful. So I guess my question is wouldn’t an open relationship seem so much easier?
I can only speak for myself when I say I much rather go into a relationship knowing you could cheat when you want, than you not supposed to cheat and do it anyway. I feel like if a couple agreed they had the ability to do date as they please, they probably would get along much better. It definitely would alleviate the going through each other’s phones or email. Can’t say whether I am for or against this idea, I do know with the right people anything is possible.
Watch this clip as comedian Margaret Cho discuss her open relationship and other women..