What You Need To Know About Open Relationships Online
Polyamory – it is a state of being in a romantic relationship with more than one person at the same time. Although it may sound too good to be true to some of you, this kind of relationship exists offline. It goes without saying that open relationships are possible online too. But that raises some questions: how do open internet relationships work? And is it really a good idea to be involved in open relationships online?
Basic FAQs With Open Relationships Online
Let’s try to answer the questions above with some FAQs. This is for you if you’re curious about or interested in entering polyamorous relationships online.
1. What’s the difference with polyamory, cheating, and polygamy?
This is a great first question to answer because a lot of online daters don’t understand what the differences are. Polyamory is an umbrella category which can have several kinds of relationships under it, including polygamy. Cheating, on the other hand, is just plain cheating – betraying a partner’s trust.
2. Is a polyamorous relationship right for me?
Understand that this kind of relationship is not for everybody. It can sound like a really good idea, but consider that you will be dividing your time equally between your primary online partner and your other partner. You have to be able to handle two partners (or more), treat them equally, and spend equal amounts of time with each one.
3. How will I know if my current online partner is OK with polyamorous relationships?
There’s no easy way of knowing. The best way to know is to ask. Brace yourself, though, because the first reactions you’ll get when asking your partner for an open relationship is anger and anxiety. You have to be a good listener and communicator to hear your partner’s thoughts and communicate your own without leaving a dent in your current relationship.
Polyamorous relationships are no joke. It’s just like any other relationship except that you’re invested in two or even three people at the same time. Whether this kind of relationship is right for you or not, is solely your decision. Just remember to be open to your current online partner about it and respect your partner’s decision when the time comes.
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