"...We’re living in a gig economy culture of radical self-reliance, and this can have devastating consequences for both our physical and mental health. We’re encouraged to be constantly creating, engaging, producing. We’re expected to be constantly connected and available to the outside world. We’re inundated with articles on how to “increase efficiency” and “make the most of our time.” For people like me, the societal pressure – coupled with the pressure I place on myself to be the best damn partner and lover I can be – can reach overwhelming proportions quite easily. Plus, in my experience, people in open relationships are more just more generally prone to “burning the candle at both ends” than monogamous folks are. We just have so many options!..."