Time will inevitably uncover dishonesty and lies. History has no place for them.
The simple truth is that if we want an open relationship, even while in sexual recovery, it’s not necessarily an unobtainable goal. But it’s important to approach that goal with integrity, meaning we have to discuss it with our partner first. Why? Because being in a healthy relationship means each partner has an equal right to know about anything important. If we shudder at the mere thought of this approach, it’s probably because we’re fairly certain our mate won’t like and won’t agree to an open relationship. Or maybe we want the right to sleep around but we’d prefer that our partner stay home, blissful in his or her ignorance and completely faithful to us.
Task for Today
When you have a sexual thought or desire, examine your motivations and consider how your behavior might impact others.