9/16(Sat.) What is an Open Marriage? (Host:Michael)

9/16(Sat.) What is an Open Marriage? (Host:Michael)

文章Michael-liu » 週日 9月 10, 2017 4:26 am

Definition
Open marriage typically refers to a marriage in which the partners agree that each may engage in extramarital sexual relationships, without this being regarded as infidelity. There are many different styles of open marriage (such as swinging and polyamory), each with the partners having varying levels of input on their spouse's activities.

Session 1
A True Story about an Open Marriage
https://www.popsugar.com/love/What-Like-Open-Marriage-43606883

Questions

1. What are the key factors do you think that make this couple's open marriage work so well? What factor is the most important one?
2. What are the possible issues or problems that an open marriage may face or cause?
3. Why did humans become monogamous?

Session 2
Science Says Open Marriages Can Have Some Benefits
https://www.brit.co/science-says-open-marriages-can-have-some-benefits/

Questions

1. Please discuss anything you agree or disagree in the above article
2. If you were in an open marriage, would you rather adopt a "don't ask, don't tell" rule or you prefer to be totally honest to each other?
3. Do you think open marriage is a good idea or bad idea?

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Agenda:
3:45 ~ 4:00pm Greetings & Free Talk / Ordering Beverage or Meal / Getting Newcomer’s Information
4:00 ~ 4:10pm Opening Remarks / Newcomer’s Self-introduction / Grouping
(Session I)
4:10 ~ 4:50pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
4:50 ~ 5:10pm Summarization (20 mins)
5:10 ~ 5:15pm Regrouping / Instruction Giving / Taking a 10 Minutes Break (Intermission)
(Session II)
5:15 ~ 5:55pm Discussion Session (40 mins)
6:00 ~ 6:20pm Summarization (20 mins)
6:20 ~ 6:30pm Concluding Remarks / Announcements
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Re: 9/16(Sat.) What is an Open Marriage? (Host:Michael)

文章Kooper » 週四 9月 14, 2017 7:41 pm

The first hurdle in reading an article on open marriage (or open relationship) is to comprehend and distinguish all the terminology – monogamy, monogamous, monogamish, poly, polygamy, polygamous, polyamory, nonmonogamy – they look surprisingly similar but could refer to very different relationship structures. :shock: :?
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Re: 9/16(Sat.) What is an Open Marriage? (Host:Michael)

文章Michael-liu » 週日 9月 17, 2017 4:24 am

Because people wanted to say goodbye to Julian and Debby, the turnout today was good.

Vincent, Light, Gloria, David, Jessica, Way, Rock, Debby, Nick, Tashi, MoMo, Claire, Sunny, Tom, Ryan,
Leon, Luis, Kooper, Julian, Sabrina, Ryu, Joseph, Jessie(new), Lester(new), Steve

I am very happy to hear Kooper said that open marriages will be a trend in the future. That is what I think as well.
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Re: 9/16(Sat.) What is an Open Marriage? (Host:Michael)

文章Kooper » 週日 9月 24, 2017 6:27 pm

The first article actually has many everyday expressions. It's good for me to learn and start using them in our meetings. I'll compile and list them later here as reference.


We reached out to Sara to share some insight into their journey to polyamory, the ground rules they've set

We became friends, and the rest is history.

He has never been a big believer in social constructions and tradition.

I am a bit more of a rule follower.

He didn't want me to feel like I was missing out on dating.

In hindsight, ....

He is a private person.

What type of guys do you go for?

One of my biggest takeaways from our relationship is that a successful relationship centers on honest communication and a strong connection between the couple

there are more to come...
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