- Jan 3, 2021
Well I agree there's technically people in multiple relationships be it polygyny, polyandry, polygamy, open relationships, etc. that could be happy with one another.I think could be done in a family friendly way. Harems however I do not think can be done so at all, because the only goal is sex.
It makes me think back to ancient times where polygamy in a lot of places were more practiced...were they always fighting with one another? I don't think every one of them was. Sometimes I wonder if dramas are just that, what we think and dramatize in the past...
However, Ik two grt-grdprts who had two wives. Idk much about them but from what I heard when they were young...one of them didn't had a so happy nice marriage life (other one didn't find out til yrs later and were not pleased). One side had kids (grdprts' gen) that don't always get along with each other - it may or may not tie to that (besides big family, mismatch personalities among siblings, etc). So I could see how some of that is sometimes played out in some dramas (but not to such an exaggeration scale, althu there's probably some that have it worse or better).
Historically people entered polygamous relationships for many reasons -maybe not enough males, produce more male progeny, political ties, social construct at that time, etc. There's probably a lot of unhappiness somewhere within a lot of those relationships in the past that weren't mentioned (until nowadays when its more okay to bring those things to light instead of getting shunned about it. that's probably why you hear more about it now.)…But....there's probably some that also manage just fine and like it and live happy lives with each other.
So yes...its not great to paint all those relationships in one big stroke.
But how the harem tag is used here....idk if it is used in a family friendly concept. A lot of them also have eechi and smut tags to it too. But hey, maybe there is one that is family friendly. And harem stories that don't involve any of that. I just don't get that feel looking at stories with harem tags or when people mention harem stories on here.