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How to pull off an open marriage

Espresso Logo By Charlotte Grainger of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Social taboo or a liberating move forward—the idea of an open marriage is something that divides people. Not only is there a lot of confusion surrounding this topic (“It’s just cheating, right?”), but few people seem willing to open up and talk about it.According to the results of a new study by the University of Guelph, non-monogamous relationships can be just as satisfying as monogamous ones. What’s more, choosing to be in an open relationship is more common than you might think.Around 3 to 7 per cent of people in North America choose to have a consensually non-monogamous relationship. However, if you’re thinking about giving it a whirl, you might not know where to start. Logistically speaking, how do you make it work? Let’s take a look at some of the most practical advice from counsellors and relationship experts to find out.

How to pull off an open marriage

Social taboo or a liberating move forward—the idea of an open marriage is something that divides people. Not only is there a lot of confusion surrounding this topic (“It’s just cheating, right?”), but few people seem willing to open up and talk about it.

According to the results of a new study by the University of Guelph, non-monogamous relationships can be just as satisfying as monogamous ones. What’s more, choosing to be in an open relationship is more common than you might think.

Around 3 to 7 per cent of people in North America choose to have a consensually non-monogamous relationship. However, if you’re thinking about giving it a whirl, you might not know where to start. Logistically speaking, how do you make it work? Let’s take a look at some of the most practical advice from counsellors and relationship experts to find out.

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