Here are some of the things that you can do to make an open relationship work:
Research open relationships as much as you can before doing it. You can purchase books about it, talk to others who are already doing it, download podcasts, or even find a virtual group.
Clarify If It's What You Both Want
Once you and your partner are fully aware of and comfortable with what an open relationship entails, you should speak with each other to reaffirm that it is the correct choice. It will only work if you are committed.
If you chat together and one or both of you need clarification on whether opening your relationship is the correct move, speaking with a couples therapist jointly might be beneficial.
Communicate Your Goals
You'll want to share your goals now that you've done your homework and have determined that opening your relationship is the correct decision for you.
Every aspect of an open relationship necessitates open communication with your primary spouse, so this step will help you get into the habit of talking about the relationship more frequently.
You must agree once you've communicated your goals for this new dynamic. Things will not go smoothly if you have a goal that the other does not share.
Establish Rules and Boundaries
To make an open relationship work, you'll need to collaborate on your rules to protect each other's emotional and physical safety.