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Sister Wives: To Each Their Own or Can't Fathom This Life?

Yesterday, the Brown family from TLC's reality series Sister Wives sat down with Oprah to discuss the way their household works and the polygamist charges they may face in Utah since their television show aired. Kody and his four wives — Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn — have 16 children and say they are one big happy family of 21. What do you think about their lifestyle?

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Maryann-Rodgers Maryann-Rodgers 6 years
I would never want to live this lifestyle but I can't help but be impressed with the commitment I see in this family. If Kody Brown was only in it for the sex he could have one night stands with no strings attached. The family seems genuine in their religious beliefs. There would be a lot of benefits---always a mom home for the kids, never having to be lonely, and friendship with the other wives. The women seem intelligent and are doing what they want to do. Janelle has a career, Christine is the stay-at-home mom and teacher---even if we don't want to live like this, there is something to be said for the teamwork and commitment. I think they should be left alone.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
They're not hurting me, so why should I care about their lifestyle? I always think it's funny when people say that someone's lifestyle is wrong. Wrong for whom? If it's wrong for you don't do it, but don't berate someone else for it.
stephley stephley 6 years
They're doing their own thing, but in fact there are laws against bigamy. Like Amber, I have trouble understanding why some people can rage against gay marriage but shrug this off. If dad has three women at home that he calls his wives, isn't he being unfaithful when he goes out courting his potential fourth?
amber512 amber512 6 years
I notice conservatives don't seem to have a huge problem with this like they do for homosexual relationships even with their "one man, one woman" stickers. No one is out crusading against this.
stephley stephley 6 years
If they're all legally married, they're all legally entitled to any marital benefits. The government would have to accomodate all of a multi-married service person's spouses & children. None of the 4-5 spouses could testify against the others. How would the government determine who was legally responsible for the children if all the grownups are legally married to each other at the time of birth? Would the birth spouse have legally superior rights to her child over the other spouses? It's not just about a bunch of grown ups who want to play house together.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
The problem is that you get the notion these women are in it because they are insecure and don't think they deserve a men for themself alone. They are adult, though. I don't think anybody should tell them how to live. Are you gonna throw adulterers in jail now, too? They didn't do anything wrong legally, don't even know what they could ever be charged with! I say marry whoever you want to marry, be it a girl a dude or 4 of each kind...
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