Nigerian columnist, philanthropist, writer, publisher and founder of Genevieve magazine, Betty Irabor has said it is better to stay single than getting married and living unhappily.

She dished out the advice to prospective couples on her page earlier this weekend morning, as she shared a message she got from a distraught wife asking for help over her turbulent marriage.

Betty Irabor

Betty shared the screenshot of the message she got and wrote;

She needs our advice! Personally, I think this whole idea of succumbing to societal or peer pressure to marry before a certain age is one of the reasons there’s more divorce and unhappy marriages and in some case mental illness. I believe it’s better to stay single than marry and live unhappily ever after.
If this lady is as miserable in her marriage as she says, she should work towards getting out. It’s better to be single and happy than married and miserable as in this case. I advise that they should both see a marriage counselor… but once again, let me say this loud and clear, if you marry in haste you will repent at leisure…

Read the message the distraught wife had sent to her,

Good afternoon ma. How is your day? Happy to be a follower. Plz I have a relationship issue. Don’t know if you can help me share this but anonymously. I married out of desperation and pressure. It’s been 16months of torture for me emotionally. I don’t love my hubby. Not even a bit. I have tried and prayed. It ain’t working. He is actually not my ideal man. Everything about him pisses me off. I can’t stand it anymore. He isn’t working but that isn’t my problem. We are wedded in church.

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