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Marriage without intimacy or intimacy without marriage.

Marriage counselors keep reminded the indomie generation how their mothers marriage lasted for over fifty years. Divorce was unheard off. This days, divorce is common. Single motherhood is celebrated.What went wrong?

We are quick to measure success but numerical advantage. Our forefathers might have enjoyed t

the ancient marriage but our great grand mothers certainly did not. Marriage favored the fathers. Fathers sought power to rule others . He wants to dominate ,to compel and be obeyed. To achieve this, he competed with his fellow men in hunting, farming and fishing. Successful ones are respected and his opinion is highly valued among his peers. Soon ,they nominate him to represent them in other community affairs. The authority intrigues him more.

But the road to achieve this is tough. Other men desire the same. This makes it highly competitive. Many men do not make it to the top. This affect his confidence. He seeks a substitute- another environment where he would feel highly respected and valued. Marriage is the answer. Get the male rulers to instruct women to submit to their husband. Get male dominated religious leaders to issue the same directive. It worked. He has authority over children and family. They obey his every wish. He feels powerful ones again. She is married, has someone to provide her physical needs. Emotionally, she dislikes her husband. She fears he would hit her at any time. Her daughter picks up her fears. Intimacy is lacking.

Men overabused his authority. He would beat her up over little disagreement under the watchful eye of her daughter. Her daughter begins to dread marriage . Education and civilization has brought a change. Women now crave for equality with men . A woman wants the same respect a man has. This agitation is the beginning of shift from patriarchy to an egilateral society. Women want to be president. Daughter is twenty and has refused to get married. She does not want to be subjected to the unhappy union her mum was involved in. She would experiment.

She makes a couple of male friends. She notices the wonderful vibes at the beginning of the friendship. Each time she agrees to date him, relationship turns sour. She no longer value the things he does. Initially, she appreciated them highly because it was not his responsibility. Now, she no longer tells him thank you. After all, he is doing his role. He no longer feels she respect his actions. She does not obey his instructions. She is happy. He is not. He is not in control. The quest for power and control which pushed him to marriage is no more . He files for divorce. He prefers a submissive woman.

They get divorced. They are still friends though. He visits her child She prefers her freedom to make friends at her own terms.

Would you stay in loveless marriage like your grandma or remain single in a loving relationship.

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Before you blame the man

I am not in support of physical assault of any form. I believe there are numerous ways we can discipline an individual. Nevertheless,No one is perfect. Let us be careful not to ignore the role women play to incite violence. True,Some men can be aggressive. Some persons have anger management issue and some women know when to use it to her Advantage. What about ladies who take on their partner emotional weakness? This story will illustrate my point.

Since I gave birth, my husband no longer give me the attention he used to. He spends more time at work. When he finally gets home, he quicky goes to bed to prepare for the next day. We engage in superficial discussion-the bills, our son, the neighbors, the house etc. He rarely comments on my outfit. There are times I would move around naked yet he would not mutter a world. He would be physical present with me yet thinking of his work. Sex was mechanical. He did not care If I cummed.He would sleep off afterwards. I cannot bear the neglect. I have tried to give him subtle hint as a woman. He is unable to interpret my signs. I have come out openly yet he plays it down. I got no choice but to proboki him The other day, I nagged bitterly. He walked out of the house. Every attempt I make shuts him down.I just came back from work and he did not bother to ask how work went. He fixed his eyes on the television screen watching a soccer match. I tried initiating a conversation with him but his eyes are fixed on the screen while giving me monosyllabic reply. I couldn’t take it anymore.

“GBAM”

I hit the television screen with a kitchen pistle until it blacked out. For the first time, he gazed his eyes toward my direction. He rushed me like an angry lion pouncing on its prey . I was unable to count the series of slaps and punches that landed on my face. I passed out and found myself in the hospital. I was bedridden for three days.

I came back home and met a changed man. He apologized for laying his hands on me. I still felt pain from the beating. He served me breakfast in bed. He would call me thrice while at work to know how I was faring. Knowing he was thinking of me while at work made me blush. He reminded me of the days we courted. I felt desired once again. I continued giving him the silent treatment for two weeks. I wanted to enjoy his affection while it lasted. I finally accepted his persistent apology.Our made up sex was fantastic. My satisfaction was his concern. He cuddled me afterwards. I have learnt that damaging what he cherishes most and receiving the beating of my life was the only way to get back the love we once had.It is a matter of time before he begins to ignore me again. Next time, I would break his car windscreen.

Some women can attest to this. Women spend time trying to understand their partner emotion. They know the best time to get money from him and the best time to ask for a favor. They also know what pisses him off and try to avoid it. She knows certain acts that makes him angry yet she does it and plays victim. When he reacts violently, the society label him a wife beater . Ever wonder why such women hardly leave their partner.The excuse I love him that is why I can’t leave him is bullshit. She love the attention ,the affection, the chase for forgiveness, the small shakara and the make up sex that comes with it. Other girls have their own reason for pushing him into hitting her.

This repeats itself until the man discovers that she subtly creates occasion to be beaten . He says to himself I think she loves it when I beat her up. She continues to provoke him and he continues to beat her up.The cycle continues. The worst mistake a concerned one would do is to suggest she leaves her husband. She will accuse you of trying to break her home.

Erin Pizzey, a vocal feminist spoke strongly against domestic violence. She founded a home for victims of women abuse. On one occasion she interviewed the victim and realized that she was equally abusive. She interviewed the rest and discovered that over seventy percent of the victim she rescued were equally as violent as the men. She made her findings public. She was suspended from the group she founded and was threatened by the victim she rescued.

Whenever you hear cases of domestic abuse, do not be quick to blame the man. Investigate the character of the girl first.

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Challenges of getting married to a strict born again Christian

They can be boring. No room for fun Always serious face. Hardly play with family

They do not know how to handle women . Most strict pastors spent their youthful days avoiding dating and friendships with ladies in general so as not to commit adultery.

They are fault finders . They go about looking for offence. Every thing is a sin.

They are not romantic They grew up avoiding ladies. They are not used to giving hugs and kisses. They only know one position. Anal sex is a sin. Only accepts style is missionary. The mouth is for praising God name and not oral.

They can be routinal .. They have a structured life style. Easily predictable. Wife feel bored.

Lack of emotional intimacy. Wife is emotionally starved. His priorities are in the things of the lord. Time for heart to heart discussion and he is quoting Bible.