Open Marriage sounds like an Oxymoron to me. Why not just say unfaithful commitment. And I'm not saying it doesnt work for some people.. it probably does for some (although, I NEVER want to hear that person EVER have a relationship complaint or issue). Good for you if you found something that works and brings a good thing into your life. If it helps and doesnt hinder, awesome. Just not for me. And when I was younger I did my time in the conviction jail of my doing. IN my much younger years I was in what I consider a close to an open relationship, all without the labeling title of one. It just did not work for me. We humans, like the breeds of dogs, are all of different breeds. My nature is more traditional and happy when I share a sacred bond, a convenant with one person. It is who I am. And I understand it works for me, not everyone. But I feel this label or title of marriage or anything which symbolizes the commitment of only two individuals should be kept that way. And anything other should distinctly be known as something different. The phrase "Going Steady" steady comes to mind. Like usually the reason we ask another person to be in a relationship is to soley make ourself exclusive with this person. Then to null and void the asking of the commitment and word is bond seems oxymoron-ish to me. Why even ask them then? What is the point. Just see them when you do and go off when you dont. Maybe it sounds like having your cake and eating it too. Is it selfish or is it selfless? And I'm guessing if you say this type works for you then you never have relationship issues, right? How could you? If you are with one person but can be with others then how could an issue ever arise... the person doesnt hafta deal or be with it. They have openly committed to not being exclusive. Or maybe I dont understand.