Can an open relationship work?

Mr. Answer Man says: Of course not! Can you think of a single one that has?

Now this is not to say that a man and a woman can't find themselves getting together regularly for recreation and copulation. Happens all the time. But let's not fool ourselves -- if someone you know wants an "open" relationship, all he really wants is permission to fool around.

What's required is courage. If a guy wants "open," demand that he be brave enough to let things be what they are without rushing to define them. If he wants "relationship," demand that he be brave enough to give himself fully. Both options are wonderful, but to go for both is to experience neither.

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