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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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to open marriage to gay couples, paving the way for Canada to become the third country to allow same-sex unions," reported the New York Times.
Alex, 46, stood by her husband after his arrest and even gave evidence in his defence, claiming they had an open marriage and both had affairs.
It was 1975, when the notions of open marriage and no-fault divorce looked ominous, and for a priest in small-town Minnesota, California seemed like the epicenter of apostasy and new twists on sin.
When one staff member alerted her mother to the fact her husband was having numerous affairs, it led to a family crisis which was resolved by the decision to have an open marriage in which each partner could have outside relationships but their relationship would remain primary.
The department had conducted an internal affairs investigation as a result of the following allegations: 1) that the officer had sexually harassed co-workers; 2) that he had dated a gang member's mother; and 3) that he had bragged to women while on duty that he maintained an open marriage and a "swinging" lifestyle.
Most of us haven't experimented with open marriage, wife swapping, or group sex.
Williams went on to press Tiny about Burgos more asking her if she had an open marriage with T.
Chrissie ponders whether he had a similar open marriage with her late mum Ellen and wonders if he may be in the closet and if he is her real dad.
This is 2013 - it obviously depends on the individual but an open marriage can work if all other needs, like security and friendship, are met.
Even though starlet Evan Rachel Wood announced her bisexuality last year, the ides of March actor (and former fiancee of shock-rocker Marilyn Manson) denies having requested an open marriage with current fiance Jamie Bell, as the National Enquirer repotted.
I love you first because your years Lead to my matter-of-fact and simple death Or to our open marriage, And I pray nothing for my safety back, Not even luck, because our love is whole Whether I live or fail.
He had pressed ahead despite poor showings in Iowa and New Hampshire, boosted by strong debate performances and shrugging off allegations by an ex-wife that he asked her for an open marriage so he could keep his mistress.
Allis met Charley when both were married to others, and made the un conventional choice in the late '40s to have an open marriage.
Jenny Block tells how she grew up in suburban Dallas confused and conflicted about society's messages regarding sex and marriage, then found her way through college relationship romps, a period of Stepford Wife misery in a housing development, rocky affairs, a marriage crisis--and then a wonderfully successful open marriage.
When Jane turns up, she gets revenge by announcing that Ian is donating pounds 10,000 to charity and has an open marriage - leaving Victor's randy wife Maeve to make a move.