An open relationship is when two people agree to be together in a non-monogamous relationship. This means that either person can be romantically or intimately involved with other people in casual terms such as dating or longer term relationships like marriage. If you’re looking for any kind of relationship outside of your partner and you don’t want to lie about it, maybe an open relationship is the relationship for you.

 

In Love and Don’t Want To End It

You can fall in love with more than one person, and when it happens, it can be a cause for contention in many relationships. If you’ve fallen in love with someone else, but don’t want to end the relationship you’re already in, an open relationship may the solution you’re looking for.

 

Needs Are Unfulfilled

One or both partners may have needs that are not being fulfilled by the other. These needs may be intellectual or sexual. Perhaps there is a lack of companionship or similar interests. If these elements cannot be found in the relationship, finding a partner outside of the relationship can fill the void and leave everyone satisfied.

 

Non-Monogamous by Nature

If one or both of you are non-monogamous by nature, you want to have your cake and eat it too, why fight your natural urges? Be in an open relationship.

 

Desire For Challenges

Being in an open relation may cause jealousy, attachment, or possessiveness, which are all challenges for any relationship to work through. Working through these issues and openly dealing your emotions can be very satisfying and lead to greater self-awareness that strengthens your existing relationship.