Help me. I need the definition of “open” relationship. My boyfriend of 3 years thinks that it will really help our situation, and he’s convinced that if we’re more open to any and everything, we will make it in the long run. I was really concerned when he sat down and talked to me, but also shocked, because he just brought it up randomly last Thursday night while we were out during dinner and it turned into a discussion that ended right before bed. He said from his research, men and women that are more open in their marriages, last and if we start with an open relationship, when we head toward marriage, it won’t be a problem. Of course, an inquiring mind wanted to know what he meant? Another woman? Swinging?? What did you mean? So I tabled the discussion until the next day. The next day, I brought it up again, and he responded “no limits.” I said “no limits?” Like what do you mean? and Where is this coming from? He said “No Limits.”
I said: Other women? He said: yes.
I said: Other couples? He said: yes.
I said: other men? He said: why not.
I’m so floored, I just need some help. I learned so much about him. I just learned so much. I thought I would be spending the rest of my life with this guy, now I’m not so sure. What is an ‘open relationship’ in 2016?