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    S02.E17: Betrayal

    As the mother of a college student it bothered me that Evan’s friend didn’t bother to let his parents know their son was dying. I know the nurse eventually said we have to ask the parents but the friend should have called them first. Not sure I buy Conrad’s dad wanting to involve himself to this extent in bringing down Gordon Page but it was fun to see. Curious about Julian’s whereabouts.
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    Polyplatonically Talking Polyamory: General Lifestyle Discussion

    I don’t think it’s immaterial if they have to kick young men to the curb to make sure they don’t marry the younger women. I understand polygamists are a minority population but I was wondering about their religious tenants . And I assume it connects with original Mormon beliefs regarding planets. Put another way: If you had a community of 100 polygamists and 50 were men and 50 women, only 20 or so men could have more than one wife. As a rhetorical question: If all of Kody Brown’s sons were polygamists would he be ok with only a few of them taking all available wives thus denying the rest from having their own planet?
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    Polyplatonically Talking Polyamory: General Lifestyle Discussion

    One thing I never understood: men and women are born roughly 50/50 in the population. If a man needs 3 wives to have his own planet, it means 2 other men get no wife and no planet. How does the religion address this? And I know all about the lost boys and all that but I’m talking about actual religious doctrine. And in this day and age the majority of these men are not farmers and do not need 20 kids to work as farmhands. There really is no justification for multiple wives besides sexual variety for the husband. Kids go to school and have preschool and after school activities so they don’t need four moms around all the time. Many of these families live off of food stamps and welfare so the men can’t always provide for 20 kids.
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    S02.E08: Don't Go Breaking My Heart

    I don’t understand how these men think they can support multiple wives and scores of children. Especially a man like Kermit (Colton) who already has women living in separate apartments. I guess Dimitri and Ashley are wealthy but the rest don’t seem to be.
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    S10.E01: Battle of the Decades

    I hated the frisbee walls and the partition in the 70’s house. Neither house is my style but the 50’s style one looked pretty good. I noticed in both houses the TV’s were put in awkward places with no seating facing them. Kids ( and adults) like to watch Tv! The one house had the TV right by the front door.
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    Polyplatonically Talking Polyamory: General Lifestyle Discussion

    I still don’t think making a promise to not have sex with others means you own a persons genitals. Also I think if someone is assuming a particular role with you and another person or persons you are indeed sharing that person whether it is a shared spouse, parent, friend or anything else. The word sharing doesn’t necessarily imply ownship. You are talking about polygamist wives sharing a man’s penis but they are also sharing a confidant, co-parent, romantic, intellectual and comforting companion. Lots of people believe in having sex with multiple people without promises being made. However being married whether you are polygamist or not is entering into a promise and for polygamists that promise includes sharing or splitting your love and devotion among your wives. I’m sure ownership comes in when the husbands feel they own their wives but I don’t see it the other way around.
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    Polyplatonically Talking Polyamory: General Lifestyle Discussion

    When most of us get married we make a promise to be faithful to each other. That means we promise to not have sex with other people. That doesn’t mean we own each other, it means we made a specific promise or agreement. If a man and woman enter into a polygamist relationship she is sharing a husband in that he is also fulfilling a romantic and familiar relationship with other people. You don’t have to own something to share it. Students in a classroom share a teacher-they don’t own the teacher. Players on a sports team share a coach. A congregation shares a pastor or priest. Parents share custody of their children. I can think of many examples of sharing not implying ownership.
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    S08.E11: My Little Secret

    I was really irritated at Dr Pepper telling Kate she has to apologize to Luke for telling the secret. Kate is under no obligation to keep her own life a secret. Luke just doesn’t want his hipster friends knowing he has sex with Kate. When I was was younger I had more than one friend who was getting midnight booty calls from men who wouldn’t even talk to them in the light of day.
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    S08.E11: My Little Secret

    Luke is the typical asshole who thinks Kate is good enough for the occasional booty call but doesn’t want her to think he actually cares about her. I don’t know any gay men who seek a woman to marry or who want to have secret sex with one. Kate needs to woman up and tell him they need counseling. AJ acts insane and I could never be matched with someone like that. I don’t believe it is only for the cameras and will go away when they are gone. Will and Jasmine are done for although I have to say at least Jasmine is making a little effort. Don’t see Keith and Kristine making it long term although the are a fun, cute couple who are making the best of the situation.
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    S08.E11: My Little Secret

    I think Jasmine is the type to self sabotage. She knows Will was not all in regarding the marriage and she keeps picking at him which drives him further away. I don’t think she or Will are bad people, just not right for each other. I think Will wants more of an intellectual type who isn’t into material things and Jasmine wants a more traditional man . I think part of Jasmine’s actions are because she is feeling rejected.
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    S02.E18: Trampoline

    In real life Debbie ( Shelia Kelley) is 57 and Richard Schiff (Glassman) is 63, but he does look a lot older.
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    Bar Rescue

    Taffeta seemed like he was going to have a stroke in the Country Bar episode. I get it that these people were annoying but a modicum of acting professional would be good too. I don’t relate well to people screaming so I couldn’t work with someone like him.
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    S02.E18: Trampoline

    This was a very sweet episode and while things moved a little fast, I was happy to see Sean ask Carly for a date and happy she said yes. I think the hospital would have arranged a social worker to help the old lady and arrange visits to her home. Every time my mother in law is in the hospital , she is visited and assessed by social workers even though she had family around.
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    S10:07 Divided We Move

    She did say exactly that: It’s not my choice But I’m in and will move there. I think it is childish to insist on someone loving something when they don’t. I also think it’s childish to make a decision based on angels singing but that’s just me.
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    S10:07 Divided We Move

    It really bothered me that they wanted to force Meri to say she likes the property when she doesn’t. So they want her to lie? Why is Janelle so happy about moving all of a sudden? My husband and I are thinking of downsizing and moving. I’m going to tell him we can’t move unless I hear angels singing.
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