Open relationships have been around for centuries, but the way we talk about them (and the fact that we're talking about them at all) is a relatively recent development. Along with the increased openness we now have around sex, there are more people showing interest in alternative relationship styles than in the past.
Open relationships have always resonated with me. I love my freedom and I get bored easily, so being in an open relationship seemed like something I would love. And I do. But along with loving it, there come challenges I couldn't have predicted.
So before you decide to enter an open relationship, it’s good to check in and see how you feel about everything that comes with this decision.