Originally Posted by JRiverMartin
I suspect there are many, many facets involved. I can identify some of the facets, but expect there are some I never thought about.
(1) resulting from the mutual realization that our explorations into other loves won't be taken as -- and is not -- a diminishment of love between us.
The important thing to keep in mind is it does take a certain type of person to achieve this closeness through openness.
Not everyone will be brought closer together but it is a wonderful alternative to losing relationships due to seeking affairs to meet needs.