the midnight oil group
DR. MICHELE LENO FEATURED ON BYRDIE
the midnight oil group’s client Dr. Michele Leno was featured on Byrdie.com discussing open relationships. Dr. Leno the founder of DML Psychological Services, PLLC, with a primary office location in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Leno offers therapy, coaching, and consulting services to individuals and organizations.
What It’s Like to Be in an Open Relationship
Here’s how to make it work (if you want to).
An open relationship dismantles the notion that one person is responsible for the sum total of your needs—sexually, emotionally, and so forth. Over the past 20 years, our culture has come to appreciate the value in intimate relationships outside a monogamous romantic partnership, like say, female friendships, which have become part of our collective vocabulary. Respectively, most people no longer put stock in archaic ideas about heteronormative gender identity and sexuality. The idea that romantic love is limited to one person seems to be the last frontier as the notion of the nuclear family has been replaced by a modern one.
But what exactly is it like to be in an open relationship? Ahead, relationship experts, therapists, and people living an open life unpack how to navigate an open partnership, so you can decide if it’s right for you.