Sister Wives

Danielle - posted on 03/14/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I watched this show last night. It's about polygamists. This man has four wives and sixteen kids. First let me say I don't condemn them. It's their religion but I do wonder how the hell do you keep up with four wives and 16 kids?!? How do you show the same amount of affection to the wives and most importantly how do you spend that much needed one on one time with 16 kids? Wouldn't it be easy for them to get lost in the crowd? What are your thoughts on this?

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Amanda - posted on 03/14/2011

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To each their own, at least hes not like many men and just banging woman behide his wife's back, many single wife homes would kill for the kind of honesty they have. Everyone seems happy, even the children, so I dont see a problem at all. These are all consenting adults, he isnt using his religion to abuse young girls (like many freak who do).

Sneaky - posted on 03/14/2011

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I think the 'dirty' little underworld of polygamist regions is - what happens to the teenage boys? With a ratio of four women (or more) to one man, you know there are not going to be enough women to go around . . . . I have seen books (NOT read them) about teenage boys that are turfed out of their religions and families as soon as they start getting old enough to be interested in girls :o( I think that would be worse than just being one of the crowd.

Maybe it is only like that in really closed off (like cult) religions though, maybe I am stereotyping all polygamists?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/14/2011

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This is one thing I am certainly not opened minded about. I feel it is cheating on your first wife and original kids. It is wrong to me on so many levels, I cannot watch the show. I think of myself as a liberal, but this pushes it for me. I have nothing good to say about poligymy.

Lady Heather - posted on 03/14/2011

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I suppose at one time it made sense. A guy needed to keep a few extra wives around because they had a habit of dying in childbirth and such. Nowadays it seems to make less sense on the surface. But man...I could use an extra wife or two right now. I don't want them sleeping with my husband though. I just want them to cook and clean and look after the kid while I try to not vomit.

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Mrs. - posted on 03/14/2011

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I for one see some benefits, childcare wise and the pooling of assets. However, as I've said before, I'd like to be one wife with a couple husbands. That for me would make more sense today than the other way around. Men bring in more money - it would be awesome income wise.



I think my personality would be alright with the sharing of the husband. I just wouldn't want to be the mom in Sister Wives who stays home with ALL the kids. Wow, that's a big job. Now, if my other sister wives got to watch my kid and I could still work - I could see the benefit of something like that.

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I'm struggling with the thought of having to share my children with my Ex let alone when he gets involved and i have to share them with him and his new partner.
I think it's sick and i could never do it.
I'm also no good at sharing.

Jenni - posted on 03/14/2011

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It made sense when early settlers came to NA. Life was hard; many women died in childbirth, they needed more children to work the land, it was their job to populate the New World. It was completely practical.

Now, I just think that the men in these relationships use their religion to reap the benefits of having more than one wife. In contemporary times it is just a chauvinistic practice with the blanket of religious beliefs.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/14/2011

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Heather, if something ever happened to your loved one, you can always remarry...their is no reason in my mind to have a back up family. I could never share my husband, or my kids. If my husband and I ever get divorced and remarried, I am not sure how well I would handle another women helping raise our kids...infact, I know I would not handle that well at all.

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They're all fucking insane, but that's just MY opinion. I couldn't live like that, but like Kati said, "whatever floats their boat".

P.S. Did I mention they're insane?

Bonnie - posted on 03/14/2011

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Yeah I watched that show last night and the previous season last year as well. It's interesting, I think, but I think it would take a lot to have to live that way. Of course, the more the merrier, but jealousy is definitely a key issue for the 4 wives and the children. I feel I would have jealousy issues as well if it were me involved in something like this.

Rosie - posted on 03/14/2011

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whatever floats their boat. if it works for them it's good, however i've seen interveiws and clips of the show where it seems like some of the wives are jealous of the others. IMO it's a ticking timebomb.

there is no way i could handle it, nor would i want to. why on earth would i want so many damn kids, i have 3 and i already think that's too many! my one husband pisses me off enough, let alone 4 of them? i shiver at the thought!! LMAO!

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