In the Indonesian drama Love for Share, the lives of three women in polygamous relationships are presented, end to end, as a way of exploring how women deal with polygamy, a tradition that has once again achieved mainstream acceptance under the current government. The three women occupy completely different social strata and are of different ethnicities, and their experiences are just as diverse as their backgrounds.

In the first and most engaging story, Salma discovers by accident -- and at a public event, no less -- that her husband has another wife. She's torn, but out of respect for both her religion, which dictates that a man may take multiple wives if he can treat them all equally, and the status of her husband, who is a leader in the Indonesian-Arab community, she gradually learns to outwardly accept her husband's choices. At the same time, both those principles go against what she personally believes. She and her husband continue to live in their palatial house with their son, while the other wife maintains her own household with her own child. As years pass, Salma becomes more accustomed to the routine of her existence, even as a new, younger wife is added to the mix; even when her increasingly-disgusted son voices the objections that are in her own heart, Salma maintains her serene air, and carries on with abundant dignity and with a degree of satisfaction. All of the wives are brought together when their husband is felled by a convenient heart attack, the effects of which leave him mostly paralyzed. When it is possible to be moved, he elects to go “home” -- that is, to Salma’s house. As a result, the house becomes a gathering place for the wives and their endless array of children, a circumstance that forces everyone involved to truly confront their collective situation for the first time.