Kenyan actress and content creator Patricia Kihoro says it’s high time people got married for the right reason and not as a societal obligation.
According to the 34-year-old, most people have been brought up to think that if you are not/don’t get married, you are an underachiever.
Speaking during an interview with Nancie Mwai she said,
‘MARRIAGE IS NOT AN ACHIEVEMENT, IT’S JUST THAT IS WHAT SOCIETY HAS MADE PEOPLE BELIEVE.
IT’S UNFORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE BEEN RAISED TO LOOK AT MARRIAGE AS A MILESTONE YOU HAVE TO ACHIEVE.
IT DIMINISHES EVERYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE DONE, YOU MIGHT HAVE SUCCEEDED SO MUCH IN LIFE BUT PEOPLE WILL JUDGE YOU BASED ON YOUR MARITAL STATUS.’
‘PEOPLE GET MARRIED BECAUSE ITS SOMETHING THEY HAVE TO TICK OFF AND IT’S SOMETHING THEY WANT TO DO.
THAT IS WHY DIVORCE RATES ARE VERY HIGH. BECAUSE SOMETIMES THEY REALIZE THEY DID NOT GET MARRIED FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.
GIRLS SHOULD BE TAUGHT THAT MARRIAGE IS SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL BUT ONLY WHEN YOU DO IT AT THE RIGHT TIME.’
Marriage is a good thing but only if you are ready to put in the work, it’s not a bed of roses like many assume.