Lately there is so much hype about this not new at all “new” type of relationship. The open relationship does not work. Why you ask? Well, let’s start with defining the word relationship. I refuse to consult a dictionary for this because I am confident I can give you an official definition off the top of my head:
Relationship – “A bond between two persons, a decision by said two persons to interact and engage in a way that is unique to the unit and distinct from the way in which each of those individuals interact with others. Usually intimacy is implied.”
In basic words: You are together! And others don’t get to do with each of you what you do with each other! So, how do you buss this thing open without breaking the unit? You don’t. Once you open it up it becomes something else. A fling. A thing. A fling ting. Here is why an open relationship does not work:
Jealousy – Human nature is still intact
If you think for a minute that your partner will not be jealous when you tell him or her that you are going out to sex somebody else, you are dead wrong. The natural human response does not change just because you put it all out there under the guise of open relationship. Truth does not help here boo. Honesty is not the best policy. Honestly is the best guaranty to get your butt kicked. And the side chick too. Catch me on the wrong day I would even fight her mother and kids. Don’t play with me. Jealous AF.
Disease – Nasty reality
One beautiful benefit to being in a real relationship is the trust that you justifiably have that you can have unprotected sex and not catch anything. That if he didn’t have herpes when you got together then you aren’t going to get it from him.
Now here he comes, announcing that he’s got other partners outside of the relationship and by the way we’re still together? Nah.
Other babies – They happen
Some women get pregnant on purpose. Don’t even start arguing that men play a role too, I’m talking about the women here! But intentionally or by accident, a baby is still a possibility. Whatcha gonna do? When you submit to an open relationship and your man has a baby with another woman, he is taken by another family darling. You will share forever! Ready for that?
A Time to Lie
There really is a time and place for a lie. One such time and place is when you are in a relationship and you just can’t help playing a little on the outside. No one is perfect, so you may be tempted to look and even touch another while you are taken. But in this case my best advice is to protect your home! Protect your partner’s feelings, protect yourself, and keep the consequences of your mishaps far away from your unit. Admit it, you want this from your partner as well. A little lie goes a long way, and if it’s not a threat to the unit then eff honesty and keep your relationship closed up tight.