There days Open Relationship is becoming a trend. You will find many college and office people are getting into Open Relationship. They have chance to convert this open relationship into real relationship but they don’t. Are they afraid of commitment, are they love being independent, we will try to look into some of these factors in this post on “Open Relationship”.
What is Open relationship?
Lets first discus, what exactly is open relationship and how it’s different from actual real relationship. If we refer to Wiki article on open relationship, here is what it says in my own words:
In an open relationship, there is no commitment. A partner can have intimate and sexual relation with another partner and there is no guilt and no explanation to that. Though different open relations have different level of commitment and understanding. People get into open relationship for different reasons, some time it’s some kind of social arrangement, some time office reasons, and some time it’s just you want to be into one. There is nothing wrong with an open relationship, when you don’t want to be in a committed relationship. Though, in many countries Open relationship is not accepted as part of society and doesn’t looked as a respectable relationship status. Even social networking site Facebook has adopted this as a standard relationship status and you can select open relationship on your Facebook profile.
It will be wrong to say that open relationship is only for those people who are a nympho or for people who are cheaters. It’s for people who want to learn more and don’t want to bound themselves with single thing. It’s for people who believe that life has many things to explore and with commitment and sticking with one partner, you will not be able to enjoy so many things which this life has to offer for us.
These days’ people hardly believe in “Forever Love”. Majority girls and guys prefer to go for open relationships, without tensions. In fact, words like “True Friendship” or “Friendship” really don’t exist between a girl and boy. You will get lots of people who believe in “Move on” relationships.
They want a relationships which is not monotonous, no boundaries and such relationships hardly stay for more than 2-3 months or might be less. People like each other, spend time together, start getting bore with each other, finally get a new partner and start the cycle again.
Do you ever wonder why people choose to be in open relationships? There are few reasons why people repel by true love and don’t prefer to stay with single partner:
Why people Prefer Open Relationship:
- Afraid of commitments:
People are used to live life their own way and always try to escape from responsibilities. Girls and boys both prefer to think to stay away from commitments. There are many reasons for that like not getting perfect partner, fear of losing partner or getting dumped by partner. Whatever might be the reason, this is the biggest reason to prefer an open relationships rather than going for a true love.
Also read: Why Men are afraid of commitments?
- Afraid of responsibilities:
That’s another reason for selecting open relationships. Because the day you will commit to your partner, he/she will start dreaming about future, marriage and kids. And I am sure, you will start shivering with just an imagination of same. The day you get committed to someone you start thinking about future plans, you get responsibility to handle your partner and house. This is hardly accepted by girls and guys of this generation.
- No more fun in life:
Addicted to live life king size? Just imagine a life where you will hardly get time to spend late nights with friends, no more flirting around and many times no drinks and smoke. I know this life is really hard to imagine especially when you always want to live an adventurous life. After commitments, it’s hard to take risk in life and you need to think about your partner also. A commitment automatically changes your priorities of life.
- Taking each other granted:
This is most bad things happens in commitments. Partners start taking each other for granted, which slowly makes their relationship boring. They start ignoring each other calls, mails, messages because they start thinking that they are committed and not going to leave each other. This is really worst part of any relationship and thus people prefer to go for open relationships.
- No more Romance:
Once you start taking each other for granted, life becomes boring and monotonous. Partners start getting bore saying “Sweet Words” to each other. In starting of any relationship, everyone likes to spend whole day with each other and there are lots of things to discuss, talk and do. But later there are hardly any topic left to talk and you are also out of ideas to give each other surprises.
I know that many people don’t prefer to go for open relationships. This article is neither to support you to go for open relationship nor to dampen. It totally depends on individual what they prefer in their life.
Do you like Open relationship or your like serious relationships?
If you have any insights on open relationships, do share with us. I would love to know your views on same.