Should we each be allowed to have more than one wife or husband?

Australia
October 3, 2006 10:31am CST
Sometimes it seems to me that trying to get all one's needs satisfied by one person is being unfair. Especially with children involved. In some countries families have more than one mum or dad, wife or husband. Stresses and caring resposibilities as well as the needs of individuals in the relationship is shared amongst several people. Do you think this would work in countries where it is currently illegal to have more than one husband or wife?
14 responses
@DRoddy77 (1776)
• United States
3 Oct 06
Well, I really dont think the government should have a say in it, I think it should be the involved peoples decision. Do I think it's right? No way! BUT, if other people want to do it and can deal with the jealousy issues and all of that then I wouldnt try to stop them.
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@perkelvin (265)
• Nigeria
3 Oct 06
just one
there is no place it is illegal but the bible condem it not only that marrying more than one wife or husband is leading that persn involve to early grave.it is better t marryone and enjoy that one
• United States
5 Oct 06
Yes, there are places it is illegal to have multiple wives. I don't condone the practice, but I can't stop anyone from marrying multiple partners if they so desire. I think it's a ridiculous practice, but if all party members involved are in agreement then there's really nothing I can say about the matter! However, IN MY PERSONAL OPINION (stated clearly for those who are taking this discussion to seriously), I believe multiple spouses is ridiculous.
• Philippines
3 Oct 06
What the? One wife is too much for me. The thought of having two, ugh! Seriously, one is enough, at least for me. Now if I were richer...
@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
3 Oct 06
I can barely keep up with the one husband I have... marriage is a lot of work. I think that there are a million reasons why this is a bad idea.
• United States
3 Oct 06
I would never be able to do this. I think that there should only be one man to one woman. Jealousy would be high and people would more than likely get hurt if this were to be the way that we lived our lives.
@NOCEagle (584)
• United States
3 Oct 06
No i dont think its right to have one or more spouses....its just not right...
@edigital (2709)
• United States
3 Oct 06
More than one husband might not available in any country, but more than one wife available in Middle Eastern countries. In Muslim law upto 4 wives can have if one man have ability to feed them and behave with them similarly one with another. Some gridy woman also marry rich man knowing that he has another wife. But it is not bad if one wife is unable to give birth child then another wife can be arranged. Whatever is more than one wife is not bring peace in life.
@supercool (170)
• India
3 Oct 06
Well i think idea of having more then one wife or husband is not cool... i am certainly againt it....
@jhannon (1410)
• United States
3 Oct 06
No i dont agreee with that..One is ahrd enough soemtimes ..lol
@Brooke3 (612)
3 Oct 06
I think we should be allowed more than one husband or wife if we want to. I am polyamorous and I would love to be able to get the same tax benefits that monogamous couples get, but I would never be able to choose just one person to marry because I love them all equally. I really think it depends on the individuals. For some peopel this would never work but for others it would be much better. I think it's important that people get to choose.
• United States
3 Oct 06
I rather have one husband. I dont think I can share my husband with other females. Specially with children. Children will get confused about the relationship and I dont think it a good way to show them right and wrong. If someone have to have more than one husband or wife, I think they got a problems with himself or herself.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
3 Oct 06
We've pretty much already changed the definition of marriage as having one man and one woman. So if the gender of the people involved doesn't matter, then it's a short step from there to saying that the number of partners doesn't matter. Then we are on the slippery slope, with all manner of unions involving any number various persons of either gender. Then there is pretty much no such thing as marriage in the legal or official sense anymore, and it will be abolished as a legal union. (Might still exist within religions, though)
• India
3 Oct 06
v didnt allow more than one wife ....
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
3 Oct 06
I personally think you would have alot of jealousy. That would bring it's own trouble to the relationship. Me, I like being married to one person and am not willing to share him or my kids with another wife or husband.