My husband of 15 years and I opened our relationship and have had many successes and failures. My goal is to write about some of the challenges we faced as well as address issues that you might be facing.

What qualifies me other than my own experience? I got my B.S. in psychology and am several years into a PhD in neuroscience. I bring a unique understanding of human behavior paired with my own experiences. I’ve also gone through 8 years of couple’s counseling to break patterns of dysfunctional communication patterns. My husband and I have been successful in our opening up because of the work we put into ourselves over the years. We learned and put to practice valuable skills to build intimacy and diffuse relationship conflict. There has been quite a bit of conflict through our opening up process and through the use of good communication we were able to ease the transition. The key to this has been gaining deep insight into ourselves so we can effectively communicate our needs and desires. It has been a long road of ups and downs, but a wonderful process nonetheless.

Do you have a question or topic you would like to be addressed? Email me at jenn@theopenguide.com.

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