Being Married For 38 Years Has Taught Me That Marriage Isn’t ‘Moi-moi Says Charly Boy


Charly Boy says he isn’t happy due to the rate at which marriages are crumbling. The media personality known for dropping occasional opinions on relationships and marriages, lamented on the rising rate of divorce among young couples.

Charly Boy and Diane OputaCharly Boy and Diane Oputa

Charly Boy and Diane Oputa

Charly Boy on his official Instagram page wrote a lengthy but thought-provoking post about marriage and relationships. He expressed his fears saying that marriage may become old-fashioned in the next five years.

The media personality even volunteered to become a marriage counselor to couples experiencing marital problems and promised that it would be strictly confidential.

Read his post below:

“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 fashioned. Na Wa!!

A while back, I was talking to one of my sons who at 38 still can’t wrap 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 CAN’T have a healthy marriage with unhealthy habits. Mbanu!!!

Whether or not a young couple stays 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 taught 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 every day, 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.


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