Skip to comments.Would You Practice Polygamy If It Were Legal?
Posted on 07/27/2013 12:15:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
And not because of moral reasons, it's simply a matter of practicality. I've never seen a polygamous relationship in which every participant was happy and content. Because of my research into alternative lifestyles, I actually know a lot of people who are in polygamous relationships (there are support groups for that, you know). I don't think it is immoral, as long as all parties involved are consenting adults.
However in practice, such a relationship requires way too much energy to maintain, and one or two people are always left feeling unhappy, undervalued, not needed, and not loved. Human beings are selfish and possessive, especially when they're in love. Very few people are capable of sharing their loved ones with other people, even under the pretense that you receive love from the other person. This is especially true if the polygamous relationship is 1 male + multiple females or 1 female + multiple males. One will undoubtedly become the favorite, and the other will end up resentful and feeling depressed.
An ideal situation, which most polygamous relationships I knew were trying to achieve, is somewhat a "network" of love, instead of a pyramid. For example, in a relationship with one male and three females, if the love exists only between the male and each female, it's not going to work. It has to be male and female, and female and female, in other words, everyone needs to love everyone.
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No thanks, I don’t need to hear two women complaining all day...one is enough.
Absolutely not. The penalty for polygamy is multiple mother-in-laws.
legal does not make it okay
I told my wife that when she turned 40 I was going to trade her in for two 20 year olds. She said I wasn’t wired for 220
The penalty for polygamy is multiple wives.
No. My wife would kill me.
Yes, but only if if they can all go to work all day while I play golf.
NO, NO, NO!
One wife was one too many.
Perhaps marry sisters? LOL
Them Sister Wives are HOT!
Could be worse.
She could have offered to hook you up to 220...
It’s difficult enough living with one woman and much less with two, three or four.....
No, disappointing one woman is enough for me. :)
Heck, it’s taken me nearly four decades to train the one I’ve got.
Of course, there is one upside...the wives would have each other to talk to about their feelings, instead of nagging you about it.
[Duck Dynasty] Si: Hey Jack, that makes sense.
That made me think of twins for some reason...
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