Sunday, March 7, 2010

OPEN RELATIONSHIPS...


What do you think about open relationships/marriages???

The comedian Mo'nique was quoted recently saying if her husband stepped outside of their marriage for sex "cheating" so to speak, she would not be upset with him, and that, in so many words, she knows her place with him and wouldn't be threatened by such a decision. While, I am not sure of the accuracy of such statements, it has also been said that Will & Jada Smith's marriage is also what would be considered an open-relationship. They are allowed to step outside of each other for sexual purposes if the other one is not available for said activity.

Would you consider this kind of relationship???

My first thoughts were "why would you want to share", "who on Earth would want to do that and why get married if that is the case." While, I still feel like that, my next thought was "well, it's working for these couples."

In the months after the whole HOOPLA over Tiger Woods and his affairs, I would like to get some idea about what the public feels on this topic. Tiger's dad was quoted, before his death, as saying something along the lines of he told Tiger that monogamy & marriage in a mobile society much like ours is unnecessary. I was surprised that a father would tell his son something like that but IS HE RIGHT??

Is marriage/monogamy unnecessary in today's society??

The purpose of marriage is for two people to join in matrimony (holy & unholy in todays world) for the rest of their lives devoted to each other; love, honoring and obeying each other. So, before we frown on said couple's decision to partake in open marriages/relationships.....is there really anything wrong with it if there is a conscious choice between both parties to participate in an open relationship?? COULD IT BE THE SECRET TO EVER LASTING LOVE????

4 comments:

Rhiannon Nicole said...

I totally disagree with this philosophy and I am not a traditionalist in any way, shape or form. I just think that if you're going to commit to someone you should do it fully and not have to run to other people to get what you want or need. Is this really what the world of love and relationships is coming to? Yikes! Cute blog :)

Lipglass and Handbags said...

Thank you hunni!!! For someone that believes in true love & monogamy, I am scared to think that this is what relationships have come to...I'm only 22 but I wanna walk down the aisle and lead a monogamous life with my Prince Charming!! Anywho, its not for me but if they like it, I love it!

Come back sometime!!!

I BLEED PINK said...

I've been married and divorced and I still believe in marriage. If you want to be with different people than DON'T get married. Marriage is something special and wonderful and should be shared by two people who truly love one another!!

Thanks for stopping by fellow pink lover!

Beautiful Diaster said...

I think if you're going to have an "open relationship/marriage" you do not need to even consider yourself in a committed relationship. I don't like to share anything really let along my man...not to mention people catch feelings, females in general so I would not be cool with the idea of some female going all fatal attraction from having a sexual relationship with my man..to much drama/potential drama involved with that situation.