Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at a time. This custom is considered the
norm in the Muslim communities of West Africa and Islam just to name a few. Polygamy is
illegal in the U. S. I would view polygamy to be much like an open relationship. You know
where the couple decides to be intimate with other people separately and then you have it where
the couple will bring a certain person into their relationship.
Although polygamy and an open relationship is very similar, there is a difference. The
difference is that, in polygamy the husband is taking on another wife not just a girlfriend. I
haven’t heard of too many cases where a wife takes on another husband, but it happens. It takes
an open mind and lots of communication to adapt to this lifestyle. If you don’t have those two
main key ingredients, a relationship like this will not work.
I personally have never engaged into a relationship as such. I’m too selfish and I don’t like to
share when it comes to my significant other. If I were to add another person into my relationship
the hardest thing for me to deal with would be the emotional aspect of it. Sex is just physical but
when it comes to emotional intimacy that’s a whole different horse of another color.
Which brings me to mind of a show called “Sister Wives”. This show deals with the everyday
struggles of a polygamist family and their need to succeed and be as normal to society as any
I enjoy watching and would suggest that you to do the same, if you’re not all ready watching it.
It’s very interesting and it keeps me staying in tune weekly. It airs Sunday on TLC at 7pm.