The Open Relationship

"Consensual non-monogamy" is a broad term for when committed partners agree to have intimate partners besides each other. But what can it mean for their primary relationship? Image: Shutterstock

Wanting Casual Sex Doesn't Mean Not Wanting Love

By Zhana Vrangalova Ph.D.

If someone loves one-night stands, do you automatically assume that they don't like long-term relationships? Yeah? Well, you shouldn't.

Unconventional Sex & Love Relationships: Increasing Numbers?

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D.

There's growing acceptance of untraditional forms of relationship, today.

An Inside Look at Open Marriages

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

New research offers a clearer picture of the pros and cons.

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What's Wrong With Infidelity?

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Confronting the Poisonous Male-Female Power Struggle

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