Three years into my marriage my husband and I decided to try something new – opening our marriage. It wasn’t something I’d ever considered before. I grew up thinking that I would meet a man, fall madly in love, marry him and live happily and monogamously ever after. But life has a way of surprising you.

That was 12-plus years – and a number of boyfriends and girlfriends – ago. Although he and I remain married, a lot has changed since then. I wrote a book about being in an open marriage (Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage) and I learned a lot about how it works – and about how it doesn’t…

Here are the nine myths I learned about being part of an open marriage.


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