I am happily married in an open relationship. What does that mean? That means that my wife and i are open to engage in relationships outside of our marriage with the full disclosure to each other. She calls it "consensual non-monogamy". We both believe that it is possible to meet and become involved with friends on multiple levels as is appropriate to those friendships. The key word there is "friendships". So, mutually enriching relationships are a big deal to me as well as they are to her.
If you would like to see my wife, please check out rpu3. Yes she is real and yes she knows that i am here. I guess it goes without saying that i know that she is there.
Would you believe it is a bit easier for her to be a "consensual non-monogamist" that it has been for me? I guess the world is different for men and women (I know, thank you Dr. Obvious). Undaunted by this and facing the reality that many women are looking for life-mates, Mr. Right, etc, i still hold some hope of meeting a woman that would like a good friend that will not interfere with her pursuit of a more permanent night in shining armor (or whatever her preferred metaphor happens to be). In fact, i am a good listener/sounding board- i am certainly willing and interested to share in that womans trials and tribulations.
If this sounds at all strange, or even a bit lame, well, i can appreciate that. This approach to life, living, and friendship is not too well culturally defined. And i find quite a bit of value in that. I realize that it requires a relatively open mind to even consider this type of friendship. But i believe there is much to be gained between a friendship built on respect, caring, concern, honest, interest, and fun between two people.
I have also made a few journal entries to provide a bit of insight into some of the stuff i think about and how i tend to think about that kind of stuff. Please feel free to comment.
I am clever, cool, and irreverent