Are the polygamous families on TV for real? You’ve got Sister Wives, Seeking Sister Wife, My Five Wives, and more. Surely, they all can’t be for real, right? I mean, it is reality TV and we all know what that means, huh?
Some will say I’m judging them. I’m really trying to understand them. I’m trying to understand why a woman living today would agree to such!! We’ve seen what a train wreck Sister Wives turned out to be but they’re still on TV. What about the others? Are there really American women who are willing to share their partner/man/husband with another woman or other women?
I use the word husband loosely here because these families/couples are not all legally married since polygamy is illegal and criminalized in the United States. These couples usually have what they call a spiritual ceremony uniting the man with the new woman. Sometimes he is legally married to the first wife. And, get this, I’ve seen two men divorce their first wives to marry other women and their (first original) wives agreed to it!!
Some of these men work and provide for their families while others don’t, the women are the ones who are out working. What? I’m all for a woman having a career if that’s what she wants but there is no way I am going to go to work while my man sits at home all day!!
There are polygamous sects here in the United States that practice such due to religious beliefs. I’ve heard horrible stories about them and seen undercover documentaries but this post is not about them. It’s about the ones that willingly let cameras and film crews into their homes and lives for filming this fantasy/make believe/whatever you want to call it!
For the women, what’s in it for them? Is it for:
• a paycheck
• a chance at 15 minutes of fame
• to fill a loneliness void
• craving the idea of a best friend (sister wife)
• perhaps feeling so worthless that you don’t deserve your own husband
• mental illness
• or could they simply be brainwashed
Some of these families do not bring religion into the conversation so it’s not anything biblical. What about the kinky aspect of it? I say this because some polygamous couples (all across this country) sleep in the same bed!!
Can a man really love more than one woman at a time – I mean truly love her? He may get bored, fall out of love, or lust after another woman – but can only love one woman at a time. The same is true for women.
In my opinion, it is disgusting! The old saying that says – what’s good for the goose is good for the gander – doesn’t apply here for these particular men. They would NEVER allow the women to have more than one partner/man/husband. One such man said it was disgusting when one of his wives mentioned to him a second husband for herself. Again, I agree, it is disgusting but why can’t the women do it if the men do it? He didn’t think it was at all disgusting for him to do it, only the thoughts of her doing it!
I’ve noticed that the adult children who grew up in one particular polygamous family have chosen not to live their lives this way now that they’re grown and have partners/spouses. I think that speaks volumes!!
What are your thoughts?
• Do you know anyone who lives in a polygamous family?
• Ladies, would you share your partner/man/husband?
• Guys, would you share your partner/woman/wife?
• If you live this lifestyle, we’re all ears, help us understand.
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