Marriage Has Taught Me Many Lessons- Stephanie Okereke-Linus
For multiple award winning actress, Stephanie Okereke-Linus, getting married again to Linus Idahosa, after her first marriage crashed was one of the best things that could ever happen to her.
In a recent interview with the Punch Newspaper, the actress who has featured in lots of Hollywood movies revealed some of the lessons marriage has thought her.
"Marriage is a long journey; therefore, the lessons are continuous. The fact is that we are communal as a people and we love to have companions. Knowing that you have someone who is your friend and you wake up every morning to do things together is a wonderful feeling.
It teaches one to be where one has to compromise and recognise the fact that there are two different individuals coming together to form a marriage.
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You have to be sensitive to each other's feelings and aspirations. There must be mutual respect between the couple. Marriage has taught me that being a loving wife produces a happy husband and vice versa."
The dark-skinned leggy actress who is presently pregnant with her first child also squealed the reasons her TV show is centred on marriage.
"My focus is on doing something that can move the society forward. In doing this particular project, we want to make marriages strong. These days, I get a lot of young people who say they are scared of falling in love and don't want to get married.
There are a lot of things going on in the society and I wanted a manner I could present these issues in a fun-loving way that would send the right message to couples that in life no matter how hard we work, we are working for our families. But again, we have to create time for our loved ones.
We need people to remember that the first reason they got married is for companionship –to have someone who can hold your back while you are still struggling. There are times we all go through certain things in life and our families are usually the people we fall back on. Hence, it's good to keep the family unit going."
When asked what she does to keep romance in her marriage alive, just as she preaches through the reality TV show, she said, 'if I haven't been practising it I wouldn't be preaching it. I think my husband and I are good.
We know where the foundation of our marriage is and we value each other. We also respect and truly love each other. He's my friend and a great pal at that. We got it right from the very first time by agreeing to be married.
He's the right person for me and I am the right person for him. We are on a journey and I think we're trying. We strive for perfection. Marriage is about making sure you and the other person have the right chemistry before going into a marriage."
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