Neither wanted to end it, but both agreed their desire to experiment with others wasn't something they were ready to abandon just yet.
"It was painful," says Karen*, "but the fact that we could be so honest with each other, I think, made our love stronger." Full disclosure allowed them to clear the quiet tension that had been building between them.
When his wife was pregnant with their first child, he stopped, but he resumed three months after she gave birth to their son.
"I felt so bad, but I started to feel like I had made a mistake getting married so young," Jake says.
"If she gets something she likes, she'll stick with it." "People are stuck on what's normal, what's right, what's wrong," Pitbull adds. A couple from Kansas probably can't even begin to imagine the kind of stuff I've done or the type of relationship I have.
What counts at the end of the day is everybody being happy." DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL Once upon a time, if you lived in a small town, your options for the opposite sex were limited.
He knew his girlfriend, Elizabeth*, wasn't faithful, but he came to terms with it—or so he thought—because she always brought home girls for him. I never had a relationship like that, but then it started to get to me," he says. I didn't like that she wanted to share me." Although they still hook up every now and then (extra girl included), Philip and Elizabeth are no longer together.
Others, however, have actually made the "whatever" concept work.
Or maybe you'd like to see or hear how someone else responds to your moves.
You love her, you really do, but sometimes you'd like some . With about 50% of marriages ending in divorce, many reporting infidelity as the reason, some couples are challenging the boundaries of traditional relationships in order to keep the spark.
You're not the only one playing video games well into the night to get that chick at the office out of your head.
Here are their tales: FREEDOM TO HUNT Rapper Pitbull, 26, takes an extremely different approach to his relationship of nine years compared with that of other guys in hip-hop.
The Cuban artist lives by the words Ojos que no ven, corazon que no siente, which loosely translates to "What the eyes don't see, the heart doesn't feel," he says.