“There are two separate relationships here: there’s no three-way odd things going on in bed.
They are sisters after all, that that would be a bit too weird,” explains Marc Glasby, the Perth man who is in a polygamist relationship with twins, Dorothy Loader and Belle Glasby.
Marc is legally married to Belle and says he had been in a monogamous relationship with her for 27 years before Dorothy joined them.
Belle and Dorothy were separated at birth in Malaysia and adopted out to separate families.
They met for the first time in 2008 when Belle tracked her down.
Marc says he realised 15 days after Dorothy’s arrival that he was attracted to his wife’s twin sister, who was also married at the time.
“It just seemed obvious that if he saw another me, he would [also] fall in love with her,” Belle said.
“All I said to Marc was go tell her,” she said.
But the jealousies introducing a new member to the relationship soon came.
“I didn’t think I would go through that but I did. But Marc assured me that he loved me just as much and that there would be no discrepancies between us,” Belle said.
For Marc, having two partners seems perfectly natural.
“I’m a bit boring really. Our lives are just like everyone else’s: chores like shopping gardening,” Marc said.
“I spend one night with Dorothy and one night with Belle. That just seems to work,” he said.
Dorothy and Belle are both Christians who say that God would be pleased that the relationship makes them all so happy.
“We kiss each other good night and whoever Marc is with, he goes to that room” Dorothy said.
She is happy to tell people about their unique relationship, despite the fact that the law forbids another marrige between her and Marc.
“We tell them that we are both Marc’s wives,” Dorothy said.