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Can Open Relationships Work?

How to Know When They're Right (or Not) and How to Set Ground Rules

Rick Miller • 4/12/2018

By Rick Miller - Even for healthy couples, opening up a relationship in a way that’s not destructive is hard work and requires a great deal of communication around what is and isn’t acceptable. Yet even with these guidelines established, helping couples navigate this territory is a challenge. Here are some best practices.

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8/1/2017
Authors:
JOE KORT, PH.D., LMSW
 
DEBORAH ANNE COOLHART, PH.D., LMFT
 
RICK MILLER, LICSW
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Can Open Relationships Ever Work—and When Should Therapists Support Them?

Helping Your Clients Create a Relationship "Contract"

Rick Miller • 9/30/2016

By Rick Miller - Partners who are basically healthy as individuals and stable as a couple may benefit from an open relationship. Even in our highly sexualized society, alternative arrangements such as open relationships may seem alien and intimidating to many people, but as therapists, our challenge is to be less prudish and frightened by potentially negative outcomes.

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The Challenge of Open Relationships: Can They Ever Work?

Rick Miller • 7/1/2015

While many therapists are skeptical of open relationships, some believe that, with the right couple, they can work.

Magazine Article
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Copyright:
8/1/2017
Authors:
JOE KORT, PH.D., LMSW
 
DEBORAH ANNE COOLHART, PH.D., LMFT
 
RICK MILLER, LICSW
Product:
CRS001197
Type:
$424.97 USD     $159.99 USD
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Can Open Relationships Work?

How to Know When They're Right (or Not) and How to Set Ground Rules

Rick Miller • 4/12/2018

By Rick Miller - Even for healthy couples, opening up a relationship in a way that’s not destructive is hard work and requires a great deal of communication around what is and isn’t acceptable. Yet even with these guidelines established, helping couples navigate this territory is a challenge. Here are some best practices.

Daily Blog

Can Open Relationships Ever Work—and When Should Therapists Support Them?

Helping Your Clients Create a Relationship "Contract"

Rick Miller • 9/30/2016

By Rick Miller - Partners who are basically healthy as individuals and stable as a couple may benefit from an open relationship. Even in our highly sexualized society, alternative arrangements such as open relationships may seem alien and intimidating to many people, but as therapists, our challenge is to be less prudish and frightened by potentially negative outcomes.

Daily Blog
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Case Study

The Challenge of Open Relationships: Can They Ever Work?

Rick Miller • 7/1/2015

While many therapists are skeptical of open relationships, some believe that, with the right couple, they can work.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 1
Rick Miller, LICSW, is a clinical social worker in private practice in Boston and on Cape Cod, Massachusetts with over 30 years of experience. His first book, Unwrapped: Integrative Therapy with Gay Men, was published in 2014, and he was a contributing author to the book For Couples: Ten Commandments for Every Aspect of Your Relationship Journey (2011). Mr. Miller’s popular blog, Unwrapped: Mind-Body Wisdom and the Modern Gay Man, is featured on PsychologyToday.com, and his work has appeared in Psychotherapy Networker as well as Somatic Psychotherapy Today.