Polygamous family,its disadvantages and why most men prefer marrying more than one wife
Polygamous Family:This is a family in which a man marries more than one wife. Polygamous families are common in traditional African communities. There are many reasons why men get married to more than one wife. For example:-There is provision of mutual help and assistance among family members.-The husband continues to get sexual satisfaction as the wives give birth at different times.-Many children born in a polygamous family provide labour, security and defence to the family and the clan.However, there are disadvantages in polygamous families: For example:-A husband may fail to satisfy his wives sexually.-He may fail as a father to provide love and attention to the children.-There is tension and hostility in the home as the many wives compete for attention from the husband.-The man may fail to support the family economically.