Maverick showbiz personality, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, has gone into marriage counseling, explaining that he was motivated by divorce surge.
In a facebook post on his account, the 64-year-old said his 38-year-old experience in marriage stood him in good stead to help couple navigate matrimony.
The post: 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.
So if you are having challenges in your marriage, and you really want to stay married but need to talk to someone to share your problems with, you can call me on 08033076993, maybe we will learn a thing or two from each other.
Your call will be strictly confidential