“Talk to me I swear, I am very saddened how the marriage institution is going down the drain these days. Young people are no longer responsible or disciplined enough to stick it out in any given relationship and I fear that in the next five years, marriage as we know it, may become old fashion. Na Wa!!
“A while back, I was talking to one of my sons who at 38 still can’t rap his head around the permanence of marriage and this gave me cause for concern when he asked me, “why must marriage be forever or for better for worse, and couldn’t it be for maybe a few years as mutually agreed. I may be old/new school, but I still believe in Family and Marriage.
“I believe that every human being is created to have a desire to be married and some have a desire to be single. But most of us want to be married. So, you CANT have a healthy marriage with unhealthy habits. Mbanu!!!
“Whether or not a young couple stay together often depends on why they got married in the first place. Take it from me, It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
“Being married to the same person for almost 38 years has thought me that marriage is no moimoi, neither is it beans and rice. Both parties must work at it daily and must give all of himself /herself everyday, forever. For me and my wife we are committed to managing each other because the devil we know is better than the Angel to come. Marriage like I keep saying is how we maturely deal with our incompatibility rather than our compatibility.” [myad]