How to have a lasting open marriage

šŸ™‚ Oh my gosh. This is making me giggle, already….Let me just start by saying that I could never personally have an open marriage. I am what you would describe as “crazy jealous” and this kind of arrangement would just absolutely drive me over the hedge. But nevertheless, I thought, for purposes of this blog, why not try to free associate a bit (no pun intended) and see what I come up with? My friend from Oklahoma will probably offer me a strait jacket when I”m done, but here goes:
To have a lasting open marriage, you need nerves of steel, you know. You can’t care what the other person does and with whom. And I mean honestly not care, not fake not care. You have to really be so sociopathically indifferent, that even if you see them in flagrante delicto, you justĀ go, “haveĀ fun guys” and you sincerely mean it from the bottom of your heart.
Be slightly debauched in your own sense of right and wrong.
Um…let’s see…have a swinging social life that includes lots of marginally immoral people.
Um…let’s see….smoke and drink heavily
Um…let’s see…don’t procreate.
Be completely unreligious; because obviously if there is a God, you will end up like the people in Sodom and Gomorrah with that type fo behavior. So, convince yourself there is no God and marriage sanctity is for puritans.
What else? I don’t know. I’m bored already with this topic. I don’t think open marriages can really work. Human beings are not cut out for that type of arrangement. Eventually somebody is going to be angry and hurt. It wasn’t meant to be like that. That is what I think. I don’t believe people can really be so indifferent that they don’t care that their spouse is bonking somebody else in the other room. There is something depraved about that that I findĀ inconceivable as an option for most normal people. I mean, I know there are people who swear they do it and have it, but I am not buying it. It seems totally unnatural to me. It would be the quickest way for my husband to just drive me completely insane is to suggest such a thing. That’s like instant divorce. What do you think? Can open marriages work? And if so, what are the secrets to lasting open marriages?