Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Escaping Polygamy: 16-Year-Old Kollene Was FORCED To Marry Her Cousin (S2 Flashback) | Lifetime

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(VOICEOVER) My name is Kollene.

I am the fifth child of 12 from my mom Shirley.

She is the seventh of 14 wives from Daniel Kingston.

My father is John Daniel Kingston.

He goes by Daniel Kingston.

When I was 16, I was married to a 21-year-old boy.

I was a first wife for him.

He didn't have two wives, but he-- through the end

of our relationship, he was planning

on getting another wife because his father told him to.

And I expressed to him before I never married him that I

didn't want to live polygamy.

And he said that he had to because his dad told him to.

He was-- or he is my second cousin.

In Kingston Community, they believe in incest.

And that was one of the reasons why I wanted to leave, as well.

I was with him for a while and ended up leaving at 17,

trying to bring him with me.

He didn't-- he chose the religion over me,

and I divorced him.

And I've been out since 17, almost 18.

I know that choosing to leave is the best thing that

could have ever happened to me.

I know that leaving was the right thing

because I'm happier.

And that's all God wants from you,

is to be happy because, if his kids are happy, then

he's happy.

Life's not perfect, and everything's not roses

and rainbows and butterflies.

And I know because, when I first left, I like turned to alcohol.

I mean, if you need to cry, cry.

Life's not fair.

But it's better than life in The Order because it's mine.

And I decide what I want, and I do what I want.

And I am surrounded by people I want around me.

And the people that hurt me, I don't

have to have them in my life.

That's the good thing.

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