Act Wisely in Polygamous Marriages

Wives should act wisely in polygamous marriages. It’s because sometimes the husband can’t look out for the best interest of all of them. When a husband is polygamous, he not only has one wife to look after, but at least one more. It’s not always an easy thing to do, as conflicts are sure to…

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A Major Benefit of Polygamy

A major benefit of polygamy is that it could help a wife grow nearer to Allah. Being in a polygamous marriage won’t do it in and of itself. We all know it’s not that simple. In no way is it a condition to enter Paradise. Most wives who are in a marriage that is polygamous…

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Should a Wife Trust Her Husband

Should a wife trust her husband, just because he is her husband? I wonder how many men have bamboozled their wives while the wives trusted them. We hear all so often that spouses should trust each other. How many times have we heard a wife say to her husband, something to the effect of,  “I…

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Finances and Polygamy

When a woman thinks about marrying a man who has a wife already, she should take a good look at her finances and polygamy before the marriage. It is so that she will know how much she will need from her potential spouse. She will need to negotiate financially with him. She should have a…

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How to Tell Children about Polygamy

Many parents wonder how to tell children about polygamy when the child’s father becomes polygamous. “Flower” who is a commentator here at polygamy 411 wrote a reply that is an excellent sample of how a parent can simplify the process. She related the following: “I just wanted to touch on your issue with how to…

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How to Feel Better about Polygamy

Most wives want to know how to feel better about polygamy when their marriages are polygamous. First, they need to give Allah all of their attention. A wife can’t do it if she focuses on her husband and his other wife. Not surprisingly, many don’t know what it means. They think that they must distance…

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Pay No Attention to Others

The best way to adapt to a polygamous lifestyle is to pay no attention to others. Don’t care what they say or think about you. After all, what does it matter what they say or think about you? You can’t get everyone to like you. Generally, people like those who are like them. They think…

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Do Polygamous Men Abuse Their Wives

Often we hear that polygamous men abuse their wives and are unjust to them. Do Polygamous men abuse their wives? First, you tell me; do monogamous men abuse their wives? The answer to both questions is, yes. Some do. There are all kinds of men, and they are in all types of marriages and relationships.…

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Polygamy and the Damsel in Distress

I have a problem with the polygamy and the damsel in distress or what some call the “woman in need” theory. Usually, someone uses those phrases when she speaks about a woman who married her husband in the order of 2nd, 3rd or 4th. Many have embraced the idea that polygamy is for a certain…

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Pakistani Culture and Polygamy

The former US First Lady Michelle Obama sent me a form generated email the other day, and it caused me to think about Pakistani culture and polygamy. It wished Malala Yousafzai a happy birthday. Perhaps you remember that Malala was the young Pakistani girl who the Taliban shot in the head in Pakistan some years…

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