Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage

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Seal Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 186 pages
19 Reviews
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, OCO 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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Review: Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage

User Review  - Seharmoughal - Goodreads

I cannot thank Jenny enough for writing this book. It is beautifully written and challenges our society's ideas about monogamous relationships. Cheating vs open relationship is discussed and I am ... Read full review

Review: Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage

User Review  - Asferdinand - 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 ... Read full review

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Contents

whats a girl to do?
1
my orgasm my self
23
just pick someone already
59
everyone else manages to do it why cant i?
93
this is a test
125
having our cake and eating it too
147
you cant run out of love
171
its not necessarily what you think
193
the four notsoeasy steps
223
our very own happily ever after
237
christophers afterword
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