Relationships are complicated enough without adding more stressors to the mix. Sometimes couples drift apart, and there are some ways to deal with this.
Most relationships are awesome in the beginning. Butterflies in the tummy, sleepless nights are all part of this wonderful thing called love. Sadly, some relationships can fizzle out even though both parties still love each other deeply. Life gets in the way, and there are other distractions too. Can a lesbian relationship survive the added dynamic of an open relationship? What alternative options are available to deal with this?
If you both still love each other and want to keep the relationship alive, this is a great way to go. The counsellor serves as a mediator and allows both of you to share your concerns about the relationship. Provided that both parties are keen to revive the relationship and open to counselling, this is a great way to save your relationship.
If there is nothing left between the two of you, this is the obvious route to go. While it may be painful in the beginning, time heals everything, and there is hopefully someone more suitable to both of you over the next horizon. Try to handle the breakup as gently as possible remembering that you once loved this person that you now want to get away from. Treat her with dignity and make the breakup as clean and dignified as possible.
An open relationship is when one or both parties agree to explore other people sexually while still in the relationship. This is not a viable solution for a relationship which is already shaky. Open relationships work only in the strongest of relationships where there is unlimited trust. If there are already issues between you and your partner and the open relationship will only end your relationship sooner rather than later. Your partner is going to be jealous and in fact, will hanging around like a puppy dog waiting to see if you still love or her or are ready to move on. Rather end the relationship before heading on to greener pastures.