I do not understand open marriage stories. Why marry at all when the relationship is not a serious commitment?

I do not understand open marriage stories. Why marry at all when the relationship is not a serious commitment?

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Hema K
June 7, 2017

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  1. Is commitment, commitment only when it is of sexual exclusivity? People can be committed to each other's welfare, home…why is that not seens as commitment? What if two people do not sleep around but hate each other?  *p*

  2. That's true. But, then again it's their personal choice and as ahuman I'm free enough to make a choice if it makes me happy and doesn't affect anyone around me. You can be serious and not married at the same time. It's just about what makes you happy and you shouldn't seek for society's acceptance for that. *p*

  3. I do not believe in an open marriage, however 'novel' and 'modern' it may sound. If a present relationship is not working, get out of it. Nothing can/should hold you to a lifeless matrimony. If one does not agree with the institution of marriage, one has a choice to come out of it too, no questions asked. I think the whole concept of an open-marriage is to have the best of both the worlds, without a sense of commitment. Doesnt quite work the way I look at things.*p*

  4. I feel likewise. A marriage without mutual love makes no sense. Maybe sometimes marriages are forced and sometimes couples fall out of love for each other and that is when this open marriage thing creeps up. I think it is better to separate though. They may comply in order to keep their image or to give their kids a normal upbringing. But I am not sure that helps.*p*

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