11 People Talk About Managing Jealousy In Their Open Relationship

Relationships are not one-size fits all, and the only people who know whether or not something is going to work for them are the people in the relationship.

Sometimes, people decide that what’s best for them is to have an open relationship, in which both parties agree that they can seek sexual gratification elsewhere.

If you’re thinking that sounds like a recipe for jealousy, you’re probably right – but here’s how 11 people manage it anyway.

11. Double the work.

But double the fun.

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10. You just have to work through it.

If you have the patience.

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9. Some people can’t make it work.

You have to know your limits.

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8. There’s an adjustment period.

You have to quit or power through.

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7. It can bring you closer.

You never can tell until you try it.

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6. When it’s good it’s very very good.

But when it’s bad…

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5. Do some self assessment.

It’s best to look at yourself first.

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4. Communication is key.

As is having a big enough bed.

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3. So much emotional labor.

You’ve gotta be prepared.

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2. Just know that it happens.

The first step is acknowledging it.

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1. Some people get lucky.

But that doesn’t mean it’s going to last.

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There’s opportunity for jealousy in all relationships, this is just a bit more complicated.

If you’ve been in an open relationship, how have you made it work for you? Let us know in the comments!