MANTHROPOLOGY

Three’s a crowd, and four’s a party... here’s the truth be­hind hav­ing more than one bet­ter half.

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Contents -

An hon­est dis­cus­sion about open re­la­tion­ships.

it’s rec­og­nized for some re­li­gions in the Philip­pines.

The prac­tice re­mains so­cially frowned upon in our coun­try, ex­cept for those who prac­tice Is­lam. How­ever, only men are al­lowed to have mul­ti­ple wives—polyandry (a woman hav­ing mul­ti­ple hus­bands) is il­le­gal in vir­tu­ally ev­ery coun­try.

POLYGAMY can Be Prac­ti­cal.

For Mus­lim women who are weighed down by house­hold obli­ga­tions, a se­cond wife can help lighten the load. Wives and chil­dren in polyg­a­mous re­la­tion­ships are con­sid­ered as one fam­ily unit; that means there’s no room for ri­valry. Hus­bands are only al­lowed to en­gage in polygamy if they are fi­nan­cially ca­pa­ble. “Is­lam fur­ther re­formed the in­sti­tu­tion of polygamy by re­quir­ing equal treat­ment to all wives and chil­dren in re­gards to sus­te­nance and time,” ac­cord­ing to Ed­die Red­zovic of The Deen Show, a pro­gram ded­i­cated to de­bunk­ing Is­lam stereo­types.

open re­la­tion­ships are a dou­ble-edged sword.

If you aren’t of the Mus­lim faith, an open re­la­tion­ship is some­thing you could con­sider. It's ideal for cou­ples who haven’t se­ri­ously talked about mar­riage and are will­ing to wel­come new pos­si­bil­i­ties. How­ever, trust is­sues and ar­gu­ments based on tech­ni­cal­i­ties can sour things quickly. Be sure you’re go­ing into it mu­tu­ally, for the right rea­sons, and with clear­ly­dis­cussed bound­aries.

HOLD YOUR JUDG­MENT

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