Does this even happen anymore? Does anyone believe in this crazy practice today?
I thought open marriages died out at the same time as wide collars, polyester pants and sideburns. But I guess not.
Earlier this week, I found out that my friend, the one who I suspected of having an affair, is still having her affair, albeit at a greater distance, since he moved to a city far from her. But she's been taking a lot of trips. Trips by herself. Trips that land her in the very near vicinity of the man she's been sleeping with. The man her husband apparently doesn't know she's sleeping with.
I also found out to my shock and dismay, that the married man she is sleeping with is practicing the deplorable ritual of open marriage.
That's right, folks. Open Marriage.
Or at least I found out that he and his wife used to practice this. Whether the wife knows about it at this time is unknown. But she's been comfortable with it in the past.
So when another friend and I questioned over and over, "How does [the wife] not know?" We were asking the wrong question. Oh, she knows alright. She's just okay with it.
Can you even imagine?