“Sister Wives” is the new polygamous reality show from TLC. The show invites us into the Brown home to see the inner workings of a household that consists of three “sister wives” and one husband.
Kody Brown is the husband and his three wives, who appear to have a hard time sharing his time now, are waiting for a new wife to join their family. There are too many dynamics that can occur that have not been discussed by Kody and his original “sister wives”
Most of the work of running a household with 13 kids is shared between the three “sister wives” who live in the house, but what about the bedroom?
The wives explain about how the nightly sleeping arrangements work, with Kody gracing their bedroom every third night. He is on a rotation and this works well for the wives, or at least they all say it does. This again, has been going on for years, so it is very comfortable for the original three wives.
The woman have all lived together for over 16 years, so their lifestyle is fairly cemented and routine. Any jealous feelings were most likely ironed out in the first decade together. The house runs smooth, most of the time, with each women very content with sharing Kody with the other two wives. The new wife, Robyn, that Kody is about to marry is sure to upset the apple cart.
Robyn is only 30 years old and is younger, much thinner, and frankly much more attractive than the rest of the “sister wives.” This has caused a little bit of jealousy already, and this is after Kody kissing this woman only once.
The tradition this family is following is to have no kissing, or intimate physical contact until they marry. The kiss before the marriage upset the other wives, when they heard about it.
They polygamy lifestyle has its stressors built in, it is human nature to get jealous. Is Kody setting the family up for a big problem with his choice of Robyn for a fourth wife? I believe he is.
No matter how “mature” and “adult” the “sister wives” appear now, the marriages are most likely going to be on a rocky road after the first night Kody spends with his new wife.
The sexual relationship between a man and a woman does not just happen in the bedroom and once they get out of bed, it is over. The sexual feelings last through out the day, especially in a new relationship. The looks, glances, light touches, and innuendos of a new sexual relationship are natural human occurrences.
Once the old “sister wives” get a gander at the sexual foreplay of this new relationship, feelings are going to be beyond hurt, they will be devastated.
I cannot pretend to know the best way to introduce a new “sister wife” into a polygamous relationship, this is as far from my lifestyle as it can get. I do know enough about human nature to say the 16 years that the original “sister wives” have been together, might just be too long of a span to introduce a new wife into the mix. Especially one who will be considered the “hot” wife.
I believe that Kody Brown has not thought this through very well. How can he expect for his wives who have been with him for close to two decades stand by and watch the man they love get all caught up in a honeymoon? This is not going to work. This might just set this other wise happy household up for a big failure!
Reference: “Sister Wives” on TLC