Tajikistan: In a world of unreliable men, polygamy offers uneasy answer

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Lola, 43, says being a second wife has worked out well for her. When she met the man that she would go on to marry, eight years ago, Lola already had a child. “At that time, I knew I wanted another child. I knew that I wanted financial stability, and this was the man that I needed,” said Lola, who spoke to Eurasianet on condition of anonymity. “When two adults get together, they should be fully aware of their own decisions. And when they take a decision, everybody should be responsible for themselves and their own choices.” That choice – to enter a polygamous marriage – is not uncommon in Taji…

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