‘Insecure’ tackles open relationships, some may want to explore

This past Sunday, HBO’s Insecure explored a taboo topic in the Black community: open and nonmongamous relationships.

Molly, played by Yvonne Orji, was quite surprised, like most of us, when her high school friend, Dro, revealed the he and his wife, Candice, were in an open marriage. For Dro, “It’s a lot of pressure to be all things to one person.

“People need to figure out what works for them and this works for us,” he continues.

Dro couldn’t be more right.

However, for many people – lesbian, gay, bisexual, or straight – the idea of a “perfect relationship” usually consists of only one other person in a purely romantic/sexual way. At a very early age, we are conditioned to believe that relationships look like one person loving another individual for an eternity. Anything else is deemed a failure, or at least something not fundamentally rooted in tradition.

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