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

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Seal Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 276 pages
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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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User Review  - kateminasian - 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sehar Moughal - 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

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

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