Cupid's Pulse Article: Hall Pass with Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer and Christina ApplegateCupid's Pulse Article: Hall Pass with Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate

Two married men (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) are given free week passes by their wives to do whatever their hearts desire with other women.  The dream come true quickly turns into a nightmare when their wives (Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate) start abiding by the rules of the Hall Pass as well.  It doesn’t take them long to discover that this agreement was more imperfect than ingenious as they realize that their marriages are put to the ultimate test.

Is it ever healthy to practice an open marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Having consent to see other people while you’re married doesn’t neccecarily mean there aren’t going to be any problems.  Cupid had some things to consider:

1. Jealousy: Whether they admit it or not, some people get jealous in a relationship when their partner is even so much as talking to the opposite sex, let alone sleeping with them.  If you and your mate are considering having an open agreement, make absolutely sure that your consent isn’t halfhearted or the jealously won’t eat at you (and your marriage).

2. Attatchment: When you spend time with someone that makes you happy, there’s a good chance you’ll want to keep them around.  Therefore, if you or your partner are having an affair with someone refreshing and new, you may just find yourself too attatched to say goodbye.  In fact, you might have to say farewell to your marriage instead.

3. Children: Even if you and your partner don’t have kids of your own, you probably have younger siblings, neices or nephews closely watching your choices.  Being intimate with someone other than your spouse might confuse those looking to you for a role model.

Release date: 25 February 2011

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