What Is Open Relationship Coaching?

Open relationship coaching is a goal-oriented approach for couples who are exploring the idea of seeing other people or are seeing other people while maintaining their main relationship. If you are lying and hiding – it is cheating; if you agree to see other people – it is an open relationship.

There are specific problems that may manifest from seeing more than one partner, open relationship coaching can help you solve any issues that may be presenting in your relationship.

Having an open relationship requires both partners to have amazing communication, trust and deep understanding. As well as a mutual desire to see other people romantically and sexually.

Who Can Benefit from Open Relationship Coaching?

Open relationship coaching helps couples who are thinking of entering into an open relationship or that are already in an open relationship to solve any doubts, concerns, or issues they may have and achieve specific goals for their relationships.

An open relationship can be a wonderful experience that could make a monogamous relationship stronger. However, it is essential you know your reasons for getting into this type of relationship. As well as having the tools to navigate how the open relationship will work otherwise, going open could destroy your current relationship.

Why Do You Need Open Relationship Coaching?

It cannot be stressed enough that entering into an open relationship has to be a mutual decision where both partners have the desire to see other people. So, if you have any doubts or concerns about having this type of relationship, you and your relationship will benefit from having clarity on your feelings, emotions and situation.

Being in an open relationship can be hard to navigate when jealousy, insecurities, money and time management issues develop. Solving problems that involve more than 2 people can be fairly complex. Consider getting professional help, it can be the healthiest option for everyone involved.

How Can Open Relationship Coaching Help?

Open relationship coaching can help you explore your reasons for wanting to be or already being in this relationship. We will explore everybody’s expectations, set boundaries and agree on what everyone is happy with.

If you are already in an open relationship, you will identify whether your relationship doubts, fears or concerns are objective or not. Coaching can also help you address any issues you may have in your relationship and address them to create a happier and healthier relationship.

During the process, you should also consider the possibility that you may not be able to solve some of your problems and you will face

  1. A choice of working out your issues
  2. A realisation that this relationship is no longer working for you and you have different values and want different things for your future. In this case, you may decide to end the relationship

What Can You Expect from Open Relationship Coaching?

Open relationship coaching provides a safe space where you can share your feelings and desires without being judged. Open relationship coaching can help you identify and address doubts, concerns and issues in your relationship. Your coach will provide you with guidance and an unbias perspective.

Your relationship coach will help you build trust and understanding in your relationship so that you can express your feelings and needs freely.

Before you consider an open relationship make sure you have a healthy relationship with your partner.

Once you are already in an open relationship is important you feel comfortable and unrestricted in expressing your thoughts, doubts, feelings and concerns. While knowing you have been understood without the fear of being judged.

Keeping this openness all the time can be difficult, and it is here where coaching can help you.

Open relationship coaching can help you to:

  • Know the reason you want to be with other people in the first place, what you are looking for and what do you expect
  • Talk to your partner about the needs you cannot satisfy with your current relationship
  • Get clear if you are looking for physical or emotional fulfilment
  • Set clear boundaries
  • Respect those boundaries
  • Consider each other’s feelings at all times.
  • Set a time limit
  • Decide how much time, effort and money you are going to invest into the relationship with someone else.

You will learn to:

  • Have a good balance between your partner and your open partner
  • Have strong feelings, good communication, understanding, and a deep bond with your partner, so you can discuss anything related to your open partner if needed
  • Enjoy your time with your open partner/ people
  • Prioritise the main relationship with your partner
  • Have open and honest communication
  • Build trust and intimacy

How Long Will It Take to Achieve Your Goals?

The number of sessions depends on how deep you want to dive in.

Stage 1
4 sessions of 1.5 h each

  • Identify the reasons and expectations for you to be in an open relationship
  • Identify your doubts, concerns and issues about the open relationship
  • Discuss any current issues you have in your relationship

Stage 2
4 sessions of 1.5 h each

  • Assess how your open relationship is going to work
  • Agree what works for both of you

Stage 3
8 to 10 sessions of 1.5 h each
This stage depends on the finding of stages 1 and 2. Address the issues, gain clarity, resolve problems, and set goals and realistic expectations. Here, we will address everything that requires attention for you to have a healthy and happy relationship.

  • You will work on understanding each other, your insecurities and limitations so that they don’t become the source of relationship problems.
  • Our second focus is learning to establish boundaries, build trust, and intimacy, communicate better and handle conflict healthily.

Stage 4. Varies in time
If you would want to work on the issues we encounter and practice different ways to improve your communication and gain a deeper connection, then another 8 to 10 sessions may do the job.

This stage will depend on your findings. Some couples may discover that they have deeper problems that need more time to be resolved and addressed. Other couples may find out that they don’t want the same things. As well as couples who may be in a relationship for the wrong reasons or have unrealistic expectations.

How Much Does Open Relationship Coaching Cost?

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Book an introductory session where we will assess your situation to see how we can best help you solve your problems and achieve your goals.
  2. Chose a program to work on specific area of your relationship or book the next one-off session to explore your situation in more detail.
  3. You will be assigned one person who will look after you throughout your journey with us.
  4. Once we identify a particular issue, you will see a more specialised coach for some of your sessions.

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