Essay On 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…show more content…
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 monogamous relationship was shattered. This would have been avoided if Arnold was honest and openly told Maria about the relationship. If both decided to get into an open relationship, Arnold didn 't have to hide and lie all these years. Maria could have gotten involved with other men and both were even. There wouldn 't have been painful surprises to Maria and the children. Pains and hurt This is the first benefit of getting into an open relationship. Pains and hurt from missed expectations could have been avoided. Honesty and trust can be maintained between the couple. There is no need to hide the other relationships from the partner. Set mutually acceptable boundaries Open relationships work not only for married couples but also for dating couples. They can discuss their preferences and set mutually acceptable boundaries in order to make the open relationship arrangement

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