KUWAIT CITY, Aug 31: The issue of a second wife, which surfaces from time to time with the issuance of statistics, indicates that most Kuwaiti men are satisfied with just one wife. The law grants citizens the right to have more than one wife but the natural tendency of Kuwaiti citizens is not inclined towards polygamy, reports Al-Qabas daily.
Professor of Psychology in Kuwait University Dr Hamoud Al-Qasha’an explained that 99 percent of men in Kuwait don’t prefer polygamy due to many reasons. In the past, husbands represented a social guarantee for their wives and played an economic role in their lives. However, women these days spend money on their husbands.
There is a social dimension to this. Some wives impose pressure on their husbands to stay away from men who have more than one wife.
He revealed that there are only 15 men who are married to four women in Kuwait, which is not a big number.
Meanwhile, lawyer Abdurrahman Al-Torfa said the law is one of the most important factors behind the trend of one wife for each man, because of the weakness in the legal situation for the man due to marital expenses that cost the husband more than his capability.