Sister Wives.

Anyone watch this? Just getting into it. Love Meri, the first wife. Robyn the 4th one doesn't seem to fit the mould. Kody reminds me a little of John Denver, in mannerisms not too much in looks.

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8 replies since 9th October 2011 • Last reply 9th October 2011

Yeah I watch it. I've been into it since the it first aired. Sometimes, it doesn't seem like they are as happy as they try to portray.

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They always seem like that. I watched one episode and turned it off.

But I guess shows like those are to prove they have the normal family issues and such so theres not always happy moments.

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I think that you are right, they sometimes don't seem that happy, as if there is something underlying there. I guess it must be difficult sharing a husband, I am trying to understand why they have gone this route but can't quite grasp it.

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That's because it doesn't make any sense- no self-respecting woman would be ok with sharing her husband with 3 other women. Not to mention allowing those women to discipline their children.

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I hear you Pinkweeds. I couldn't do it.

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I couldn't do it either ... I think that Mari should have gone for counselling when she found she could only have one child, and really wanted a large family. I think that this is her way of having lots of kids, and by doing the Sister route thing she has somehow not become as full-filled as she thought. - I didn't watch from the beginning so this is what I am getting from the second series.

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I really think that they Are Not as happy as they put on also. Theyre all jealous of eachother constantly ...well, im sorry to tell you, thats why you stay in a 2 people relationship.
I'm SO surprised they havnt went to jail yet (not saying thatd be a good thing for theyre family/children, im just surprised by our government).
I dont watch the show, but i see the comercials a lot. And i CANT BELIEVE that they got mad at their female teen children for saying that they didnt want a polygamist relationship. You shouldnt expect all your children to believe in your beliefs and follow in your (corrupted) footsteps. I was so sickened by that.
Thats why i cant watch that show. I dont want to support them in any way.

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No two people have the same relationship styles. Some of these comments are a bit silly. For some people monogamy works, others its polyamory (option of "significant other" partners) and others open relationships (option of sexual partners) . To say its corrupted to be in a polygamist group is really close minded, there are ups and downs to each of these paths.

Me? I used to be a part of all 3 types (ex girlfriend was polyamorus, etc etc) and really the way I am monogamy suits me. In all of those types I kept to one person and didn't have the drive for an open relationship. Some people enjoy having extra relationship connections, others tend to enjoy the whole hook up idea once or twice. I don't chastise my ex because she does something different, I know I just cant do it myself. On the level of actual mormon polygamy I know I couldn't do it. The husband seems to have no regard for anyone else but himself and his wants, and seems to have too much power and say in the house for me to be totally ok with it. That episode where he talks to the kids about bringing in the other wife will be forever burned in my head. It was almost like a joke, since they really just said yes to please dad. In mormon polygamy the man has too much power, and I just could not allow it to be so unequal.

Sorry for the rant, I just see sometimes the little speeches singing praises for polygamy and how some can end up bashing monogamy because "its selfish to keep the love of someone to yourself." You can get angry or argue all you so please, but in the end its kids calling each other names on the playground.

As for the show, its sad to hear they didn't like the girls saying they wanted monogamy. Its one of those normal parent moments though, my mother does not like a lot of my life choices. As long as they do not let this ruin their dreams they'll be fine.

and in all fairness: the father did get in a lot of trouble as well as getting mixed publicity(saw it on a magazine or two). I guess they assumed it was outrageous enough to keep them out of jail.

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