- Publish Date
- Saturday, 9 September 2017, 3:34PM
Open relationships are an interesting topic in this day and age, they're not quite taboo, but there isn't a lot about them around the place.
A few couples have spoken to the confessions website Whisper about the struggles of their relationships.
One thing to keep in mind is that these are just negative aspects, as these types of confessions rarely yield positives aspects of anything.
"Why do I need a girlfriend? Because I’m tired of being the third wheel in my wife and her boyfriend’s relationship."
"You might think jealousy would be the challenge in an open relationship. It’s more of a problem listening to how someone mistreated your significant other."
"Really feel bad for my boyfriend. Our open relationship is easy for me and so difficult for him. I cancel lots of dates because he’s home alone."
The problems aren't all that different from single life...
"I am in an open relationship and I just realised that I have completely forgot how to flirt with guys. I just get super awkward and start talking about my cats."
"I am in an open relationship with my girlfriend. She wants me to hook up with another girl, but I’m too awkward to pick anyone up."
"My husband and I are in an open relationship. But we’re so social awkward alone we end up just having loads of group fun with our friends instead of hooking up apart."
But just like a regular relationship, other parties can be an issue:
"I find my open relationship very difficult to explain to my married friends. They are constantly pressuring me to “settle down” like them. I love him very much, and I’m happy with the way things are."
"My mother doesn’t know my fiancé and I are in an open relationship. It’s becoming difficult not to tell her because she keeps asking if we’re having affairs."
"I’m in an open relationship and I just had the most awkward conversation with a friend that saw my boyfriend on Tinder."
And then there are issues like this:
"I love that my wife and I have an open relationship but I’m tired of hook-ups. I want a girlfriend to go along with my wife. First world problems."