I am mentally exhausted as I type this post. What is it with marriages these days? Is it that we lack emotional maturity to be married or that we as human beings are willing to tolerate less than our parents? Or are we even just ill-equipped for marriage emotionally and mentally?
I sometimes sit in my house and try to think of ways to make my life more eventful. My family life is almost routine and predictable in that sometimes I feel bored, but it seems to work.
Imagine my shock when I saw a video going around on Instagram yesterday about an alleged domestic violence situation- and I realised I was familiar with one of the parties involved. You start to wonder what went wrong. Or the case of a wife who gets pregnant over the agreed number of kids and the husband gets verbally abusive.
Or the wife who is quick to air out dirty laundry call out her husband’s friends, but still return to the same husband after nearly breaking other homes in the process of calling wives and telling them what she thought their husbands were doing in the company of hers?
I have heard 4 horror marriage stories this week alone and I am tired.
My marriage is in no way perfect- it remains a work in progress. I am trying to understand where society failed us or where we are failing ourselves. I don’t understand.