Our expert says:
Having affairs isn't the same a culturally and legally accepted polygamy. This sounds very much more like a selfish arangement that pleases him, than any culturally acceptable behaviour - and surely, if this is supposed to be cultural polygamy, he is supposed to MARRY both of you, rather than mary one and chea with another ? And I thought within cultural customs of polygamy, he should not take a second wife without the consent and approval of the first wife ?
Similarly with Kay, from her comments it is not culturally acceptable polygamy to lie to the woman you are marrying, about acual being maried to another woman - that's bigamy and possibly criminal.
I have no respect for people ( it usually seems to be men ) who treat their traditional cultures like a buffet table, to pick out only the bits that give them pleasure, and who choose to ignore the balancing responsibilities that were always a part of the cultural traditions.
These men sound like they're using culture as an excuse. Yes, they have a LEGAL obligation to support any children they may have with anyone, and that has nothing to do with polygamy, either
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