Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage
Finally, a book about open marriage that grapples with the problems surrounding monogamy and fidelity in an honest, heartfelt, and non-fringe manner. Jenny Block is your average girl next door, a suburban wife and mother for whom married life never felt quite right. While many books on this topic presuppose that the reader is ready to embrace an “alternative lifestyle,” Block operates from the assumption that most couples who are curious about or engaged in open marriages are in fact more like her — normal people who question whether monogamy is right for them; good people who love their spouses but want variation; capable parents who are not deviant just because they choose to be honest about their desires. Open challenges our notions of what traditional marriage looks like, and presents one woman's journey down an uncertain path that ultimately proves open marriage is a viable option for her and others.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
Jennifer Block can't understand why she wants to see intimacy outside her marriage, and Open is the tale of how she got to the point of having an open relationship with her husband. While Open was a good portrayal of an open relationship, I found the writing to be rambling at times, and not very cohesive, which took away from my enjoyment of the book. What I did like was that it was not "preachy," not standing up and saying there is a right or wrong in terms of open or monogamous relationships, but instead a view into what worked for her and her husband.
Review: Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open MarriageUser Review - Goodreads
A reminder that no matter how interesting a topic is, there's a writer out there that can make it boring. The author talks about her experience with open marriage, which is fine as far as it goes, but ...
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