Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Open marriage, and oxymoron?

I wonder if "open marriage," if it doesn't involve a promise to be faithful, isn't an oxymoron. What does marriage mean in such a context? 


Ilíon said...

It means tax benefits ... and various social benefits (until those around you understand what a sham "marriage" you have).

DJC said...

One of the best secular definitions of marriage I've seen is from here which proposes reciprocal nurturing as the purpose of marriage.

Although I share some of Victor's skepticism over whether sexual fidelity can be truly optional in a nurturing relationship, I'm not certain that open yet nurturing marriages are theoretically impossible.