It’s 4:23 am, another sleepless night. I just finished watching “Sister Wives.” Now I don’t know a whole lot about anything, but day-um! Those ladies are leading one drama-filled life. Watching that show made me feel a tiny bit better about my own train wreck of a life. Ha! Those four wives are crazier than hell to be married to that dude. He reeks of “self-centered-to-the-extreme.”
I can barely contain jealous feelings which at times have come up for me over my man’s ex partner(s). How would I ever survive living in some sort commune-compound with 3 other sister wives to share a husband? Oh Hell no!!!
There was so much drama on this show it was painful to watch. All these wives saying that they are best friends with each other and between them there are 18 children. It was all so bizarre.
The pimp, I mean husband Kody, seems like a real a$$hat. Three out of the four of the wives Janelle, Robyn, and Christine are excluding the last wife Meri from their brand of fun and Reindeer games. I felt so bad for Meri. I found myself wanting to talk to the TV and yell,” Run Meri!” “You’re the only one who realizes this is screwed up!”
Now I’m not sure why polygamy isn’t legal in other states? It must have to do with something in the Bible. Why is it that certain parts of the LDS Church are cool with polygamy? Is it for the husband to maximize the potential for assets like acquisition of land? labor? If so, why would women be down to freely enter into such an arrangement? What benefits are they getting? Do those benefits outweigh the emotional BS they have to put up with like knowing their husband is in the next house making another woman squeal? No one can tell me that these women can be okay with sharing their husband; sexually or otherwise.
I’m trying hard not to judge this lifestyle because I do not understand and/or get it. It just seems to me like legitimized infidelity to me, for the husband.
I mean, there are tons of husbands in America who take on numerous mistresses behind their wives back because they have chosen to be unfaithful to their marital vows. However, most of them are not flaunting it in their wives face to cause undue emotional harm. Not that it makes it okay. It most certainly does NOT. But ahem, I’m scratching my head about why these women want to sign up to be part of a harem? WTF?
What do you think about polygamy or open marriages? Do you think the people who are in them are truly happy?