There are so many people who are trouble makers. My Man and I used to have an Open Relationship, and wow, I cannot tell you how many people would "hint around" that he was "cheating." Even after I would explain, in really simple terms, "We see other people. It's what's best for us at this stage in our relationship. It doesn't bother me." People would STILL go on and on, "How can you let him do that? What a jerk. I would NEVER let my bf see other girls." When I would explain that I saw other men, too, people would just.....stare.
Funny thing is SO many of the people who made the most trouble either were secretly cheated on by their SOs or were secretly cheating, with NO Open Understanding, on their own SOs. I think people want to start trouble a lot of the time when they see something they want but can't have.
We had a mutual friend that just wouldn't stop. She would get me alone, and go on and on about, "So, you KNOW The Man is seeing other people? Why doesn't bother you? Are you SURE you know what's going on? Do you want me to get you information?" NO, I did NOT want "information!" I finally told My Man that this woman was doing this and he agreed that she was a trouble maker and a gossip and to just ignore her. Funny, because she and the guy she was "madly in love with forever and ever" and claimed would never "cheat" on her did, and they are now divorced, and My Man and I are still together and now monogamous.
Funny how things turn out.
I wish people would mind their own business. Especially when you TELL THEM you have an Open Relationship, and NO, you don't want to hear the details of what they saw or heard. I guess the jealous can't seem to fathom any other way of being.
I wonder if a lot of these people were secretly jealous of US, because we were exploring alternatives to mono "boyfriend/girlfriend" relationships, and maybe they wished they had the same freedom.