On the morning conversation with Mike Mondo and Mwalimu Kinga’ng’i, the topic was about why some famous Kenyans men like Charles Njonjo chose to get married later in life.
Sir Charles Njonjo married when he was 52, after lots of pressure from the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
At the time he revealed he couldn’t find a women he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.
Mike and Mwalimu debated the merits and disadvantages of marrying later in life, and also invited their listeners to submit views.
Here are five benefits of marrying in your 50’s:
You will only marry for love
Once you are in your late 40s or 50s, marriage union will only happen because of extreme love for each other. While most of us marry in pressure or for financial stability, kids or freedom early in our lives, people who marry late, do not have to succumb under any such pressure. All they need is pure companionship risen out of love. And that is the true essence of marriage which is why mostly second marriages are more successful.
When you are younger, insecurities play out alot in your marriage. But as you age, these insecurities fade away. And once you enter in a relationship without any insecurities, it is way smoother.
No pressures in the relationship
There is no pressure to be anything other than yourself. The views and opinions of others matters little for instance the question of how soon you will get children will not arise.
Since you are marrying later in life, there is no time for pretending about anything in life. A man or woman at this age only wants love, happiness and joy.
You have enjoyed your single life completely
Being single is important early in life, and doing all that can be accomplished. So when you hit your 50’s you are ready to settle down no matter what and focus on the relationship.