Does dating other people help a relationship
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What we’ve done is take the “rules” out of sexuality and relationship and made those things conform to us.
I have so many friends who have experienced infidelity.
“We all have to find ways to make peace with the fact that we’re not the only partner our partners have had,” says Jack Worthy, a couples counselor in New York.
I was okay with it, of course; I had to be because I’d slept with multiple men before him.
Eventually we had to adjust our rules because we realized it’s really hard for a guy to hook up with a woman if he can’t bring her back to his place.
I was 24 and living with my boyfriend when I had what I'd call a quarter-life crisis. I told him that I was interested in being with other guys physically. He suggested that this kind of situation is not even a "real" relationship, and that Greg is just a "pretend:" boyfriend as long as I’m sleeping with other guys. There was no part of me that wanted Greg to be my ex.
Greg and I had been dating for four years when suddenly it hit me: I needed to experience other men. We had talked about marriage and monogamy before and both agreed that it would be tough to sleep with one person for the rest of our lives, so I knew we were on the same page to some extent. I didn’t want to move on from him, even if some our friends thought that was best for us both. Getting Started: Excited by the new terms, I dove right in; didn't bother dipping my toe.