The open relationship is the white picket fence of the 21st century, something we aspire to because we think it makes us look good.If you work your way through the piece, which is a meditation on the Demi Moore / Ashton Kutcher break-up, she actually gets around to the idea that humans are natural "mate guarders" who are not comfortable with total "sharing".
What's funny is that most people think this is obvious.
It's regular marriages they see
as bounded by white pickets.
Open marriages look more
like dense and painful thickets.