Jealousy will happen
I'm a jealous person already, and hate the idea of my boyfriend flirting with other girls. The idea of him actually having sex with other women is unbearable. How do people in open relationships deal with this?
Well, they just do, apparently. James said jealousy is definitely something he faces regularly in his relationship.
"Jealousy is an issue," he said. "And we still have a lot of things that pop up every now and then, and we're still learning from all the experiences that we have. It has mainly happened on my end. Like someone I've been seeing, for whatever reason, doesn't fit well with [my wife]. And we just talked through it. And we tried to work it out. It's never gotten to a point where I stopped seeing somebody because of that."
In an open relationship, you're not dealing with just one person's emotions, but several people's emotions. You can't help but get emotionally tangled up with your multiple partners -- but James said the key is talking it through; never bottling everything up inside.