There's always been a lot of controversy surrounding open relationships — you know, those relationships where a committed couple mutually decides to partake in outside sexual encounters separate from one another. While I’ve never entertained this idea, I know that for a surprising number of couples, open relationships do work. Of course, the couple has to set some general ground rules in order to prevent things from getting out of control, but even then, I can't imagine how emotions don't get in the way — even the least possessive of us still have the potential for jealousy under the right circumstances.
Where do you stand on the subject? Is an open relationship a good idea for a committed couple not interested in society's concept of monogamy, or is it a recipe for disaster?