I honestly believe that Ashley and Michael have always had an open marriage and she's okay with it. I can't decide if her rule is that it not be made public and she not be embarrassed by it, OR if she is fine with things getting out when they are filming because it keeps her at the center of the show. But I don't think that monogamy has ever been a part of her and Michael's relationship.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2020 17:40:03 GMT by acookertv
It depends on how it's brought to the child. If its talked about openly and lovingly it won't be as hard for them. But if these relationships are hidden and secretive well then it must be something to be ashamed about. I'm not saying the kids should grow up hearing about their parents sex life...but if the CONCEPT of an open marriage is talked about the kids won't feel like it's something they are suppose to hide and be embarrassed about. It will also have to be FULLY ok with both partners. The children will feel the discontent if it's not.
Sure...there are plenty of open marriages that work. But there are plenty that don't.
When the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power, the World will know Peace
I know of two couples with open marriages. I don't think the children ( JMHO) have to know until they are way, way older. The one couple I know have no children. They are happy, but starting to think it's time to start being monogamous The second couple with an open marriage, had two children, it did not go well, and they separated. They are still friends, but someone in the open marriage, no longer wanted it to be open. I'm never sure why you marry, if you are going to bed with other men and woman, but that's just me
I have to admit I'm surprised that Monique is still on the show after her altercation with Candace.
I'm also convinced now that Ashley and Michael allow the infidelity stories to be on the show to keep her relevant and a center of the show. It's one thing to do with it - but it's another thing to have multiple discussions about everything. I think it's a REALLY risky thing to do. But I think they are staging it for the show.
Whoa, Monique just snapped. Her husband was not pleased hearing about this fight. I think she needs some anger management. I don't know what Ashley sees in Micheal, he's kind of creepy imho. I don't know if Giselle and Jamal will make it. Her father doesn't like him.. I felt sorry for Karen, Ray is lucky to have a fine woman like Karen. What's the matter with these men..
Well Monique suddenly has amnesia. She told the producer and her husband what happened. I think she needs more than her pastors help, she needs therapy. Gizelle with her bodyguard, come on now. As for what Gizelle and Jamal need and don't need, it has nothing to do with Monique. Robyn was very precise in what she saw, and how she related that back to Monique. Monique needs to apologize , bigtime, and Candiace needs to stop getting in peoples faces.. Was she crying, or just dabbing the tiny corners of her eyes..weird. Does Ashley bring her baby everywhere? Poor little Dean.. The security guard looked so bored..
Giselle was over the top with the body guard - but that's who she is. Was it Giselle or Robin who listed out all the other threatening things that Monique has done that show this wasn't a one time thing? Whoever said that IMO nailed it.
Monique was on WWHL last night and i was NOT impressed with the way she defended herself. To me, she came across as if every thing she'd done was someone else's fault. Andy confronted her with everything, and instead of owning it and talking about how she'd learned to do better, she continued to justify everything she did by pointing out things that other people did - none of which were as bad.
I like her husband so much that i want to like her - but she makes it too hard!