Sister Wives..the reality TV show

@stary1 (6622)
United States
November 25, 2012 2:19am CST
I am all set up to watch the reality show Sister Wives again. I find it fascinating yet can't for the life of me understand why anyone would go along with this. Seems to me it would create more problems than benefits.. I have never met a Polygamist but I would like to know them personally out of curiosity..I don't condemn their lifestyle, though I don't agree with it. Perhaps we have some polygamists who would share with us..that would be awesome..
6 responses
• United States
25 Nov 12
I wanted to watch it once I saw the promo recently where Kody complained about how his family dynamic has broken down now that they've moved to Las Vegas. I started setting the Tivo to catch the episodes, and I do find it fascinating. I think that these women are able to accept it is because it's the lifestyle they were raised in. In my last relationship, I loved the man I was involved with. Unfortunately, we met too late in his life for us to be together. I'll explain-Ed was living with someone that he termed a "friend" to me, nothing more. Through some detective work of my own, as well as other information I surmised, he was legally married through common-law. At first I was upset, but then I started to think about it-we could live together part time. I seriously considered it too-I enjoyed having the freedom of my own household, but I missed having someone in bed with me at night. I suggested something of the sorts to him-I guess he thought I was crazy or something, but he did stick it out about 3 or 4 years more. I've never met a practicing polygamist, but I think I'd like to. I've not considered the lifestyle before I was involved with Ed, or since we've broken up. I think it was just a unique time period in my life, in an unusual relationship.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Nov 12
scorpiobabes I think it is unusual but as long as everyone knows about the others then it's ok..but if there is cheating and someone doesn't know about the others, that's not ok...I always think no one can build happiness at the expense of others...
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
It's really rare for me to read such views coming from women, most probably because of the cultural and maybe traditional views our society here has always been, although I can now notice changes, and I find your opinion and experience in this very surprising. I admire the way you choose to see things and although I know I could never have the opportunity of trying, I think I would be open to it if I am in a different situation as now.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 Nov 12
scorpiobabes I have no problem with my partner having just friends who are women ...lol as long as I know about it..I draw the line when it comes to physical intimacy though.. I find it very generous of you to be able to share...I don't think I could..
@ShyBear88 (17538)
• United States
26 Nov 12
I have seen the show but I have never meet someone that was a polygamist. I don't get it either but if it works for them that is all good then . Me I couldn't like that way at all. I couldn't share my husband with another women at all nor would I want my husband having kids with another women. It's part of there belife and they are happy with what they have so that is okay with me. I would never live that life at all it's not for me. One person only unless something happened to the man I'm with.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 Nov 12
ShyBear88 I'm with you..I don't want to share either...And having a lot of children would in my opinion have more disadvantages than advantages..though there would be a lot of babysitters...
@ShyBear88 (17538)
• United States
26 Nov 12
I have plenty of babysitters with out having lots of kids. I got two and have three different families to watch them.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 Nov 12
ShyBear88 Good to hear..I just meant the babysitters would almost be 'built in' if youy were part of a huge family. I always had to be very selestive with sitters....lol my hubby didn't trust teens with our kids and unless we could have a grandparent or VERY trusted sitter, like a neighbor, we couldn't go out. It wasn't really a problem though since grandparents were almost always available...
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
Never heard of the show until now and judging from the way you describe it, I think I'm beginning to get a little curious myself. I would probably check this show out sometime.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Nov 12
choybel Personally I find it vey interesting..it's on Sunday nights on TLC. The man is Koty Brown and he has 4 wives and i think 13 grandchildren. The eenagers are sometime share their views and they vary from wanting the polygamist life to not wanting to continue it personally...
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
The idea sounds very interesting because it is a very uncommon practice in our place. Now that I think of it, I do know a family personally of a very similar situation, where a man shares his home with four wives and their children.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
26 Nov 12
choybel I don't think it's commom here (US) either but then I also don't think they make themselves known to the public.....that is why I was surprized there was a reality show and they put themselves out for the entire public. BTW..I watched last night and I think there are more than 13 children..lol but I am not sure how many there are...
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Speaking for myself, I don't know why anyone would want to share his or her spouse with anyone else, even a sister or brother. I wonder if polygamist believe it's wrong to cheat on their spouse(s).
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
28 Nov 12
bestboy19 LOL I never thought of one of the wives cheating on the shared husband..what a mess that would be...
@bunnybon7 (36901)
• Holiday, Florida
25 Nov 12
i love it. i think it takes a very special loving wife to be like that with her husband. sometimes i cry when things arent going right for them. guess im just a big old sentimentle fool btw, i watch it a;; the time
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Nov 12
bunnybon7 I always watch it too..and marvel at the ability to share. I know they have their moments of jealousy but they all seem to cope and remember the advantages...and work for the good of all...
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
25 Nov 12
I like that program too and it amazes me that there really are people who live like that. Of course I don't believe in it but everyone to their own opinions.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
25 Nov 12
ctryhnny What I found especially interesting is they were willing to do a reality show and go public. Most of the time peole stay quiet due to the prejudices against them. The Browns had to flee Utah to avoid being arrested...I guess Nevada is more lenient..