The Effects of Serial Polygamy

There are few places in the world where a couple gets married and has no recourse for divorce, and many countries have made it nothing more than a splitting of assets and liabilities. Being able to divorce a partner who is violent, isolating, and even one who is not compatible any longer are all part of normal relationship habits in the modern world. Some people work out their differences and remain married, but others walk out at the first sign of trouble, get a divorce and marry someone new. These people are helping to skew the divorce statistics, so the effects of serial polygamy or being married to several spouses, one after the other, could be an issue.

While it is said that half of all new marriages are likely to end in divorce, the statistic does not apply to any particular couple. For those who have found it easy enough to get divorced and remarried several times, their divorces and marriages are part of the statistics. A person marrying four or five times and divorcing each spouse is a bad enough record for anyone, but it does raise the number of divorces without involving as many people.

Few people go into a long term relationship of any type with the idea it will soon end, and marriage is a major commitment most of them think long and hard about before doing it. Those who see it as something they can walk away from whenever it does not suit them are the ones most likely to get divorced. If they have already done it once or twice, the likelihood of them doing it again might be easier to consider.

Splitting up as a couple affects people in different ways, and being together in a long term relationship or marriage is often filled with emotional turmoil. Those who are willing to work out their differences often find life together is better, and they are the ones most likely to remain married.