It is a touchy subject for most, but for some who are, it is all they know.
I'm the kind of person.. that theres someone out there for you.I just know that. ive never dated more than one person at once, so sure to most people when i say i read Carolyn Jessop's "Escape" and told them it was about her escape from a polygamist cult... i was looked at strangely by my more christian family members.
But The thing about polygamy that intrigued me initially was "modern polygamy".
the kind you see in Big Love, or hear about outside communities and compounds.
where a man has 2 wives, and takes care of both of them and has a good job to do so.
the woman work, take care of the kids, and of course see their husband when they can. and often see each other. sister wives.
sister wives intrigued me. but what i felt was missing from this picture, was if men could engage in plural unions, why couldnt women?
Why couldnt women have the choice to marry more than one man? and if so who would be the financial supporter? she or her husbands? or would it be a hiearchy- 1st,2nd,etc.
Ive often refered to my ex boyfriend, as my boyfriend's "brother husband". we dont see him ever, but he cares about me alot. he and my boyfriend have had their problems, but they generally get along.
most men complain when they are married they dont go out like their single friends do.
sister wives for women eliminate this problem, wouldnt it be the same for men?
allthough it seems more modern polygamy is not as publicised as "cult polygamy" these days with the recent raid of the texas compound, and the Yearning for Zion Ranch,which was under control by "prophet" Warren Jeffs.
I dont claim to be a polygamist, though the topic seems very intriguing to me.
Though this is the first time I have ever written about it.