A man has revealed how he was forced into an arranged marriage because he’s 24 years old and also has a job so his parents think he should get married.
According to him, his family believes that when a male child has a job and he’s earning money no matter how little, then he’s ready for marriage. He further that it was an arranged marriage and he wasn’t given the opportunity to get to know the lady that was arranged for him. After marrying the lady, he tried to give himself time to love the lady but he never had a feeling for her. He summon courage and spoke to the woman he got married to about how he felt and she said she felt the same way.
The lady told him she also had someone she loved and wasn’t happy being married to him. They spoke about it and finally decided to go their separate ways.
Read his full story below as shared by THOA;
“I got married when I was 24 years. My family believes that when a male child has a job and he’s earning money no matter how little, then he’s ready for marriage. It was an arranged marriage, I wasn’t given the opportunity to get to know her. My parents said ‘She’s from a good family and that’s the most important thing’. We got married and I tried to love her but found it very difficult. She wasn’t my type of woman. I spoke to my parents about it but they wouldn’t hear of it, they said ‘Give it more time Yusuf’ and I did, yet the love didn’t come.
I got the courage and spoke to the woman I got married to about how I felt and she said she felt the same way. She said she had someone she loved and wasn’t happy being married to me. We spoke about it and we finally decided to go our separate ways. There wasn’t much our families could do to keep us together, so they let us separate. She’s now married to the love of her life and she has 2 kids. I saw her last week and she looked very happy.
I am yet to find someone though, but I know I will soon.”