By Wole Arisekola.
“A friend once asked me, “What is the secret behind your happy married life?”I replied, “You should share responsibilities with due love, and respect each other. Then absolutely there will be no problem. He asked, “Can you explain?” I said, “In my house, I take decisions on bigger issues whereas my wife decides on smaller issues. We do not interfere in each other’s decisions.”
Still not convinced, He asked me to give him some examples. I said, “Smaller issues like how many kids to have, the neighborhood to live, which car we should buy, how much money to save, who, when and where to visit, which sofa, cooker, refrigerator to buy, monthly expenses, whether to keep a maid or not, where to go for holidays, whose mum we should visit , which of the kids should be mine bcs it’s always my daughters when they are successful but when d time of paying school fees it’s your daughter school fees, etc, are decided by my wife. I just agree to it .He then asked, “So then what is your role?” .I said, “My decisions are only for very big issues. Like whether America should attack Iran, the uranium enrichment in North Korea, whether Britain should lift sanctions against Zimbabwe, how to fully exploit Africa’s economic and intellectual potential, whether Biola Ajimobi @ 72 should retire from politics and allow Seyi Makinde to run for Oyo governorship election for second term, whether Man United FC needs to buy new players or change their coach to improve their play, whether Usain Bolt should retire now-while still at his prime etc, etc. My wife never objects to any of these decisions and we live happily!”