No, AD. You and colin have more than one wife. You and him just do not accepting it, yet. The man-made laws can not change the facts of dharma. I only have two wives and lot of insignificant nameless wives. In Buddhism and traditional Thai culture, wife is a woman with whom you had have consensual sex. Real wife is part of marriage and part of family with children. In the west, "girlfriend" could be a woman with whom you had have sexual relationship. I used to court a muslim, Thai girl, but she was not my real girlfriend; she left a syrian man after being his wife for 2 months. She is now happily married to a Laos with 4 children, which I told before. There is no divorce in Buddhism; dharma is permanent and man-made laws will change the facts. The current urban cultural pollutions are resulted form decades of foreign influences. The minor wife practices are common with chinese tradition where the first wife became a prune and still wished to keep control of her husband by bring him new women and usually servant girls; you can read up on their practices. There is no minor wife in real Tai traditional practices and in Buddhism. The foreing missionaries began making mockery with traditional cultures and practices during the reign of ////// Rama IV and got worst since the reign of ////// Rama VI. In USA, there are those mixed up families and lot of single women with children including on welfares; the meaning of marriage very has no value anymore according to man-made laws. Nowaday, marriage could mean of the same sex marriage or other whatevers. Mormons and muslims are still practicing their belief systems including those newly arrived muslims with their wives and children. Mormons and muslims are abusing welfare system and using tax money to support their large families. In Buddhism, the responsibilities are belonging to the men who started their families, in which the family members much be treated equally.