Source:Gospel Topics:Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah:It is therefore difficult to accurately generalize about the experience of all plural marriages

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Gospel Topics: "It is therefore difficult to accurately generalize about the experience of all plural marriages"

"Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah," Gospel Topics on LDS.org (2013):

The passage of time shaped the experience of life within plural marriage. Virtually all of those practicing it in the earliest years had to overcome their own prejudice against plural marriage and adjust to life in polygamous families. The task of pioneering a semiarid land during the middle decades of the 19th century added to the challenges of families who were learning to practice the principle of plural marriage. Where the family lived—whether in Salt Lake City, with its multiple social and cultural opportunities, or the rural hinterlands, where such opportunities were fewer in number—made a difference in how plural marriage was experienced. It is therefore difficult to accurately generalize about the experience of all plural marriages.[1]

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  1. "Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah," Gospel Topics on LDS.org (2013)