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Is One not Enough Polygamy or plural marriage is a legal practice in most countries where one man can have more than one wife at the same time Elizabeth Joseph the author of My Husbands Nine Wives can relate to such life style because she is part of a polygamy marriage When Elizabeth married her husband Alex he had six wives now he has a total of nine Elizabeth enjoys her way of marriage saying it is helpful to her career mothering duties and being a wife From the help of the other women in the house Elizabeth can relax and that can lessen some of the stress from everyday responsibilities that piles up when you are only one woman in the household rather than many When I first heard of polygamy and that there was such thing first thing that came to my mind was it is not normal not traditional It bothered me to know that a man can marry as many women have many children and say he loves them all the same I believe polygamy is wrong and against our image of a traditional family Although in our society the image of a normal family has changed nothing can be as drastic as a polygamist family Today you will find single mothers single fathers single mothers living with their boyfriends and visa versa But even those families look normal when compared to polygamy and its life style In cultures such as the Muslim polygamy is very normal and even encouraged however in these cultures the man having wealth is a big factor The women are in a way ranked as they come first wife second wife etc the first wife always having more control and authority over the house and what goes on which the other wives must accept Polygamy may become very complicated when wanting to have some intimate or private time with your husband With polygamy the man cannot
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