I frankly do not care what type of relationship other people are in, if they are happy and no one is being hurt (unless they want to be hurt
) then it is all good. As long as they do not attempt to change my personal beliefs and try and convince me their ideas are better than mine, I am fine with it. I am personally in a very monogomous relationship where sharing would never even be considered, but for people who want to have open relationships, if that works for them that is fine.
I would not be okay with my husband being with anyone else because that is not the type of relationship we are in and it is not what we have agreed to. We are both very jealous individuals when it comes to interactions with the opposite sex, and even flirting is not ok. This seems a bit overboard to some, and we have both been accused of being overly posessive and I have actually had people concerned (unnecessarily) for my welfare. I would never hurt him and he would never hurt me. Since we are both so very possessive and jealous we fit together perfectly. We joke that no one else would ever be able to tolerate either of us. He wants to keep me locked away, and I want him to throw away the key.
We get looked at oddly sometimes because he is about twice my age, but we have been together for long enough now where it does not bother us anymore. We also get less looks now that we have a child together as if that makes it more ok, I dont get it. You do what you want, I will do what I want, and we will not try to convince eachother that we are right and it is fine.
I will be very interested to see what other people have to say on this as well.