Open Relationships Redefined?
Published: Mar 19, 2007
Updated: Aug 9 2011
• References: nerve
Open relationships are nothing new, but increasingly couples are adopting a "don't ask, don't tell" (DODT) policy when it comes to how much information they communicate with their partner about their extra-curricular activities. Although full disclosure is usually a release valve for managing jealousy in an open relationship, DODT devotees aren't concerned about knowing everything their partner is doing every moment of the day - even if it means they are sleeping around.
Implications - In a quintessential DADT relationship both partners verbally agree not to question the other about how they spend their time. Both partners are thus free to do as they please so long as they do not feel the need to question each other.