Our culture emphasises the importance of monogamy as it is illegal for a person to be married to more than one husband or wife at the same time. However, not all cultures practice monogamy; in some cultures, it is absolutely acceptable and normal to have more than one spouse at a time. This type of marriage practice is called "polygamy," and there are two main forms: Polygyny is practiced when a man has more than
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not allowed to have two spouses at the same time, but there are no limitations on the number of times that we can get married, divorced and then remarried again. The perfect marriage in our society is one that lasts forever with one person. However, this perfect marriage rarely occurs and some people have the need to change partners and develop new relationships. In a way, we engage in practices that are similar to polygamy.