In my early 40s I asked my husband if we could open up our relationship. I wasn’t bored; in fact we were at the top of a very connected and sexy phase, and it just seemed like the next logical step — to keep exploring. To go from strict monogamy to more open was not without it’s bumps, but we got through them and are now really happy with where things stand. We both get good connection and good variety, while still maintaining the benefits of a long term stable relationship. This article all made perfect sense to me.