On October 25th, 2016 my best friend and I decided to take a risk and enter into an open relationship. After a little over a year of everyone telling us we would “eventually end up together” we gave it a shot. Entering into uncharted territory while living in the conservative south means that any bumps in the road are entirely unique to us, and asking friends for advice typically leads to confusion. As we begin our journey of working things out I will be seeking to help others who are considering or currently choosing to pursue mutual happiness via a similar path.
People in open relationships enjoy exploring different dynamics with different people- sexual, emotional, psychological, and spiritual. Non-monogamy gives them the opportunity to create unique relationships that nourish and support each other.