an open marriage

an open marriage

A marriage between two people who do not object to each other continuing to have other sexual or romantic partners. A: "Lila has a new boyfriend? I thought she was married to Chad." B: "Oh, they have an open marriage." Don't worry, I still date other people—my wife and I have an open marriage.
See also: marriage, open
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When Raaz becomes uncontrollably agitated, he gives her the suggestion that an open marriage is the way to go about it.
The report went on to claim that Lopez is still pushing through with the wedding, but she is reportedly considering an open marriage with A-Rod.
There are other notable characters who are also having marital issues, such as the friends of Akram and Nayla who seem to have an open marriage in the sense they have relationships with other people, but stay together for the sake of their son who has Down syndrome.
Dear Coleen My husband and I are meant to have an open marriage but I've discovered his so-called daters with other women have been spent alone at the cinema or in bars.
He claims he's done nothing wrong as he and his partner have an open marriage. Oh well, that's all right then, their kids won't be at all damaged knowing their parents' idea of marital commitment is having sex with a whole host of other people.
When her husband suggests an open marriage, she is the first to implement the new policy, to his dismay; Caridad will ever after follow her heart, lust, and taste for adventure.
Lawrence suggests they have an open marriage. What do you think about that?
Carla Gugino has played a mom who helps rescue her daughter from the Big One in "San Andreas," a Secret Service agent in Fox limited series "Wayward Pines," and a lawyer who has an open marriage with the secretary of state on HBO political satire "The Brink." The 44-year-old actress found one common thread among the characters--they're all innately strong women.
'I refused to go to my grave with no kids and only four lovers If I couldn't have one, then I needed to have the other.' A risky decision Against the advice of her friends, Robin persuaded her husband to agree to an open marriage for one year.
All of a sudden, her world falls completely apart when she discovers that (a) her parents have an open marriage, (b) her father is secretly homosexual, and (c) her father has contracted HIV.
Head of Juvenile Inspection of Alamedin police department Burul Toktosunova told a press conference in Bishkek on January 15 that the boy was born in an open marriage. The parent broke up after 8 months of open marriage and the boy was left to his father's custody.
Wizard and the Witch provides a fine oral history of Oberon Zell and Morning Glory: two individuals who embraced Paganism as their spiritual path and who lived in an open marriage for over forty years.
JENNY BLOCK is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning book Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage. She is also a freelance writer with work appearing in and on outlets all around the world, including HuffingtonPost, TheDailyMeal, Dallas Morning News, American Way, YourTango.com, Dallas Voice, Edge Media Network, Jezebel, and many others.
The trailer of the WE TV show showed the 28-year-old former Playboy model wondering if she should have an open marriage with Baskett, the New York Daily News reported.
"Let me first say this, there are far more important things to talk about in regards to what is happening in the world than whether I have an open marriage or not," Pinkett Smith posted, reports femalefirst.co.uk.