How Does it feel Being A Second Wife In Polygamy?
We often see stories on the news, in movies, and in books about how it’s so hard for a second wife to fit in and feel good about being a part of a new family. Yet for every woman who feels this way, an equal number feel that being a second wife is the best thing to ever happen to them. So what is it that makes these women feel this way?
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at all aspects of relationships between first wives and their new spouses and what the consequences can be.
Why Women Don’t Feel Good Being a Second Wife
The main concern of second wives is the lack of love and respect from the first wife. Some reasons for this are:
1. The emotional connection with the husband is not there for the 2nd wife, making her feel like a third wheel. If a husband feels that he can’t share all aspects of his life with his first wife, it’s challenging for him to love both his wives equally truly. Because most men want their wives to trust and share everything with them, they can usually only handle one serious relationship at a time. That’s just how they’re wired in most cases.
2. The first wife can’t accept another’s opinion or input on areas of her life that belongs to her. Because the first wife has been privileged to be the source of all advice, she will not easily accept advice from another person. In essence, if a woman accepts that she cannot change what’s going on in her husband’s mind by simply telling him (or his mother), she’ll have difficulty accepting another woman’s opinion or input.
3. She feels like a hurdle between him and his son/daughter. Most children can’t handle their fathers having a new wife. Not only does it bring more competition into the household regarding who he cares for more, but it can also bring up issues about inheritance and property. It’s easier for a child to accept if their mother remarries, but accepting an additional stepmother is much more complicated.
4. Because the family does not accept her, her children may suffer. Second wives often feel alienated by the first wife and their extended family, making it impossible to feel wanted or accepted. In most cases where families don’t accept new spouses, the children usually aren’t treated well either when they’re around their father’s family (especially her immediate family).
Khojaeva’s shocking statement, “I am a second wife in polygamy,” was shocking. But there are ways to deal with it, like accepting that your man is in love with another woman and letting go of your emotional baggage. It is a highly challenging situation, but it is not impossible.
Khojaeva is a Second Wife in Polygamy
Tahmina Khojaeva is struggling to keep her newly renovated apartment in Dushanbe, where she has recently given birth to twins. Khojaeva, who had divorced her former polygamous husband two years ago, insistently sought to start a family. She then married another man but cannot prove the existence of her first marriage.
Khojaeva’s Shattering Statement
Khojaeva is fighting to keep her newly renovated apartment in Dushanbe, where she lives with her infant twins. She split from her former polygamous husband two years ago and insisted on starting a family. Since then, she has married another man – and cannot prove her first marriage.
Accepting being a Second Wife in Polygamy
Accepting being a second wife can be challenging for those who are considering polygamy. There are many stereotypes associated with being a second wife. For example, many people view second wives as cheating, homewreckers, and gold diggers. Unfortunately, those stereotypes are not accurate. Today, many beautiful career women are opting to become second wives.
In most countries of the Arab world, polygamy is not illegal. However, in some areas, polygamy is forbidden. Under Islamic Law, polygamy is not allowed unless the husband can fulfill his obligations to the first wife. A man married to more than one woman must pay his first wife’s Ketubbah. In some cultures, the first wife feels jealous and resentful of the other wives.
While it is not easy to talk to your husband about polygamy, you need to ask him why he wants a second wife. This is a susceptible question because many men claim they want more sex. But the reason for his desire to have a second wife is not polygamy.
In polygamy, multiple wives mean multiple children, a blessing in Islam. While polygamy does not constitute a legitimate relationship in the eyes of God, many conservative Muslim women still embrace polygamy because of its benefits. One of these conservative Muslim women is Mona, a Palestinian woman with six children from her first marriage. Her story has caused her to become a pariah in her conservative Muslim community of Patterson, N.J.
Among Muslims, polygamy is illegal, but polygamy is practiced discreetly in many communities. Some Muslims also practice polygamy in the U.S. However, this practice is not officially recognized by American law.
Dealing with Emotional Baggage as a Second Wife in Polygamy
As a second wife, you are dealing with the emotional baggage that accompanies a failed marriage. You may still have feelings for your ex-spouse from the previous relationship, and it is common for certain things to trigger your feelings. Additionally, you might be wondering whether you’re capable of trusting your new partner after being hurt by infidelity.
As a second wife, you often face the social stigma of being the second wife. However, you must learn to navigate this social situation with dignity and grace. Be welcoming and honest about your new role, and people will eventually stop associating you with your ex. This way, you’ll be able to live with your new relationship in peace and joy.