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Is it time to stop treating open marriages like they’re weird? South African experts weigh in

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On their wedding day The River characters Njabulo and Andile (played by Siyabonga Sepotokele and Lunga Mofokeng, respectively), only had eyes for each other.
On their wedding day The River characters Njabulo and Andile (played by Siyabonga Sepotokele and Lunga Mofokeng, respectively), only had eyes for each other.
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You’re married, you love your partner, and you want to stay married to them, but you also want to explore and be physically intimate with other people.

That would be the easiest way to explain what an open marriage is, if someone asked you.

“When a partner in the marriage brings up the possibility of an open marriage, it can be difficult to accept for the other party," says relationship expert and author Paula Quinsee.

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