These days, the word “relationship” can mean many things. Companionship comes in many different shapes and forms, and there is really no limit to what’s “normal”… as long as the people involved are happy and fulfilled. Knowing yourself and what you want is the ideal first step in being in a positive relationship. Open relationships can often sound great in theory, but don’t usually pan out the way you planned. Before you branch out into polyamory, you should probably give it some serious thought.
1. IS IT GENUINELY SOMETHING YOU BOTH WANT?
Hands down, the most important thing to know before starting an open relationship is that both of you want to do it. If one of you is on the fence, that could lead to the most toxic thing for a couple: resentment. If one person feels forced into the situation, nothing good will come of it, guaranteed.