Happy Wednesday! We’re almost there!!
So fun fact about me: When I like something, I REALLY like it. I become mildly “obsessed” with things for at least a week at a time. Recent obsession? Polygamy.
Now, when I say I’m obsessed with polygamy, that does NOT mean I am obsessed as in interested in getting involved. I just am absolutely fascinated with it, and have been doing a lot of reading/watching shows about it. Mostly I have been watching the reality show Sister Wives, and the fictional show Big Love.
I’m not a religious person, none of my family is. I think that is why I am so amazed at extreme religion or people who are involved in such different things then I am used to, such as polygamy.
For those of you who don’t know, polygamy is quite simply a marriage which includes more than two partners. Although more common between a man and many women, it does exist where a woman marries more than one man, it is just rare.
The show Sister Wives outlines life between a man and his 4 wives. What I really like about this show is it seems like it is close to reality TV; there are no ridiculous adventures, they seem like real people. Also, the first three wives were all married to him before any children were born, so the majority of the children have only ever known this to be there family. They are healthy and happy children, and everyone involved is a consenting adult. There are no child brides or anything polygamy is often criticized for.
Big Love is the fictional HBO show I have recently started watching. It is interesting because, as fiction, it outlines all the jealously and anger between the wives I’m sure is prevalent in the Sister Wives family, but not shown on TV.
This show is about a polygamist family who cut ties from their family living in a compound, full of child brides and extreme rituals. It’s a fascinating look on things, and don’t worry, I remember it is fiction and take it with a grain of salt.
When I first started watching these shows, I thought I would be way too jealous to ever consider the idea of it! (Not that I was ever considering the idea.) Now, I think what crazy man would ever want to deal with that many women?? Imagine the hormones, the jealousy, the neediness! I would go crazy.
What’s your perspective on polygamy? Crazy, or okay between consenting adults? Anyone else hooked on Sister Wives??