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HELP: "My married boyfriend wants to make me his second wife"

By Faeza
18 August 2016

Anonymous from Vryburg writes: 

I’m a 30-year-old woman who is dating a married man from Zimbabwe. He wants to make

me his second wife. The problem is that, his first wife doesn’t agree to this. She even threatened to kill me.

Dr Naledi responds:

Polygamous marriages work better when there is consent from the other spouse so that there is harmony in the marriage. If you go against the first wife’s will, there will definitely be turmoil. Let your partner find a way to address the matter with his family

before you get married. You can get the legal protection from the court if you are in danger