What are the boundaries of open marriage? What happens to them when your wife’s boyfriend has an accident and goes into a coma? And what do you say to the kids?
Today we return to Wayne Scott’s story of his open marriage and the motorcycle accident that tested his limits. We then hear from Wayne and his wife, Elizabeth Tillman, about the dynamics of their “creative arrangement” and how their relationship has evolved since then.
This issue was originally released in 2021. It was hosted by Mia Li and Daniel Jones; producers Julia Botero, Hans Byutow and Elissa Dudley; designed by Corey Schreppel; and edited by Sara Sarason. This episode was updated in 2022.
Hosting: Anna Martin
Produced: Julia Botero, Hans Byutow, Christina Jossa and Elissa Dudley
Edited: Sara Sarason
Designed by: Corey Shreppel
Music theme: Dan Powell
Original music: Dan Powell
Read: Edoardo Ballerini
Written: Wayne Scott
Founder of Modern Love: Daniel Jones
Editor of Modern Love Projects: Mia Lee
Special Thanks: Mahima Chablani, Nell Gallogli, Julia Simon, Geoffrey Miranda and Anna Diamond at Audm.
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