Effects Of Marriage On Society : A Young Man Once Lived Happily With His Wife And Eight Children

1689 Words Nov 27th, 2015 7 Pages
Emile Bongkiyung
Professor Brothers
English 1010
15 April 2012 The Effects of Polygamous Marriages in our Societies A young man once lived happily with his wife and eight children. After his eighth child turned out to be a girl, he was a little bit upset but was still in love with his family. When he decided to take in a second wife in order to guarantee a male child, the family started having new problems. Some of the kids became traumatized since they had not been used to problems. The husband lost his job since his family problems were affecting his job performance. The family that has always been happy turned out overnight to be the contrary. The husband regretted the mistake he made by taking a second wife. Polygamy is illegal in most of the countries around the world including United States; it should also be outlawed in the practicing countries because it can cause unfairness towards women, poverty, jealousy, child abuse and can impact health. There exists many types of marriages like polyandry, polygyny, monogamy, and polygamy just to name a few. Polygamy was popular in the early 14th and 15th centuries, but now in our modern world polygamy has been outlawed in most of the countries, especially in the developed nations. Polygamy is still practiced in some countries in the East and in Africa. Like Cameroon, Nigeria, Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Pakistan, Palestine, Yemen, South Africa, the list is long. The lists of countries that have outlawed polygamy…
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