In this day and age, it's become increasingly clear that how we create and sustain relationships has changed a great deal. Monogamy is not the only option or desired goal for everyone. Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships helps readers to understand many of the relationship possibilities beyond monogamy. The book dispels some of the myths about open relationships and outlines several different styles of open relationships. It helps readers decide if an open relationship is right for them, how to develop healthy, positive open relationships, and how to transform a monogamous relationship into a non-monogamous one.
For those already exploring various forms of non-monogamy, it offers practical, creative strategies for making an open relationship work, including tips on communication, negotiation, jealousy, boundary setting, and conflict resolution.
Plus, Opening Up delves into issues that are specific to these non-traditional relationships, including sexuality, community, raising children, and legal considerations. Through interviews throughout the book, real-life people from all walks of life who are in open relationships share the intimate details of their struggles, fears, hopes, and successes.
- 346 pages