Pros And Cons Of Open Relationships

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The Pros and Cons of Open Relationships
By Francis Hosein
Jul 4, 2012
An open relationship has been debated in many meeting place whether it would benefit a committed relationship or not. Shirley MacLaine talked openly about having open relationships during her 30-year marriage when she was a guest on Oprah. She claimed that because they both agreed on an open relationship, they remained married and friends. Many psychologists disagree with that contention. They believe that those relationships would hurt the couple more in the long run. In fact, many experts claim that most couples end up breaking apart after getting into those relationships. If you are considering getting into those relationships, let 's look into the pros and cons before you do.

Having your cake and eating it too

But first things first. What is an open relationship? Simply said, it is having your cake and eating it too. It is wherein couples agree to have extramarital sexual relationships simultaneous without being accused of infidelity.

Starts sleeping with others

Marriage is revered in our society as the pinnacle of commitment for two individuals who love each other and decide to spend the rest of their lives together. Monogamy is often times expected to be part of this committed relationship. If one goes astray and starts sleeping with others, the primary partner would be hurt, even devastated. This is what happened in the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Maria Shriver 's expectation of a
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