7 Tips to Survive an Open Long Distance Relationship ...

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If your significant other is miles away and one of you is struggling with monogamy, you might be wondering if maybe you should have an open long distance relationship.

It’s perfectly understandable that this thought may have crossed your mind since being in an long distance relationship is frustrating because you frequently sacrifice all the physical aspects of a relationship.

If you are thinking of trying an open long distance relationship, here’s a few tips that can help set the groundwork for a great relationship.

1. Is Your Heart in It?

Before you embark on an open long distance relationship, ask yourself are you truly okay with sharing the person that you love with someone else?

Some people can handle it as long as its just meaningless sex or only kissing, while others would never give the go-ahead to proceed.

If you cant even stand the thought of your man kissing another woman, this is definitely not the relationship for you.

2. Are You and Him on the Same Page?

If you are fine being monogamous but he’s the one wanting to see other people, its time to reconsider the entire relationship because the two of you aren't compatible when it comes to relationship needs.

The only way this type of relationship will work is if you are both happy with the arrangement.

If you aren't comfortable with it, let him know your true feelings.

The worst thing you can do to yourself is to grudgingly agree to an open long distance relationship when your heart is screaming no.2

If your only option was to split up or to have an open relationship, let him go because you will be miserable knowing you are sharing him with others.

3. Structure of Your Open Relationship

What kind of structure do you want your open long distance relationship to have?2

There are different structures of open relationships so you have to figure out what kind works for the two of you.

A polyamorous relationship would allow you to have a partner outside of the relationship that not only provides physical benefits but emotional and spiritual benefits as well.

Or you might agree on casual hookups but you aren't allowed to have contact with the other person afterwards.

Another option is to have the green light to date other people but only allow kissing.

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