A summary of Open Fidelity

OK, I’ve talked about the problems with both monogamy and cheating. Is there another way?

Yes – it’s called Open Fidelity.

I think it’s time for an overview of what I mean by Open Fidelity. The following statements sum it up.

  • People can love more than one person at a time.
  • There are people in honest, responsible relationships between three or more partners, and/or who have opened up their relationship to other lovers. It can be done.
  • You don’t have to be monogamous to be faithful.
  • Faithfulness means keeping your promises, whatever they were.
  • Sometimes it is hard to keep your promises to your partner; it is better to renegotiate than break a promise.
  • Being monogamous can be great if it works for you; better to choose it out of the range of responsible options than to assume it is the only ethical choice.
  • Honesty is crucial in any relationship, especially if you have more than one partner or lover.
  • Jealousy can often be overcome, or lived with, or used to add excitement to a relationship.

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