Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships–from partnered nonmonogamy to solo polyamory.
With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting, and time management. Woven throughout the book are the diverse voices of real people–from a woman with two husbands and a suburban swinger couple to polyamorous parents and a gay male triad–who candidly share their struggles, fears, hopes, and the secrets of their success in open relationships.
Opening Up will change the way you think about intimacy–and will help you decide if an open relationship is right for you.