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Dear Wives: How to cope with an unemployed husband

 

Classic 105 co- host Mwalimu had one major accusation against Kenyan wives on Tuesday. That they don’t hold their man when he is down.

He reasoned that is one of the reasons why when a man finally re emerges from the trenches and becomes rich once again, he will ignore the wife.

‘Men take financial risks for their family that sometimes goes wrong.  This is when you know your wifes true colors.’ he opined

Ladies, should a man go out there make some terrible financial decisions and then make you live with the consequences? Maina asked.

How long should you hold his hand? Was another question Maina Kgeni posed to listeners after Mwalimu accused women of not being supportive when a man is down and out.

Two male callers gave their opinion

The first stated that

‘Once you get married you become one, and you need to accommodate that, I don’t need to consult my wife about finances, you don’t anticipate that when I take a loan it will go down, look at it this way if I take a loan and success si she will celebrate? The same way if I get broke she should support me, it doesn’t matter,

Another said ‘She should support me until I recover, I work hard I’m a man, the head of the house, so she if she has some money she should fund my business, because most of these ladies we sort them out if they over borrow, so she should do the same thing for me if I’m’ in financial trouble’

Here are some tips for a woman on how to cope with such a situation.

  1. Lower your expectations: Easier said than done, but if you expect the same lifestyle, it will be upon you to fund it.
  2. Be his biggest cheerleader if he is trying to get back on his feet.
  3. Don’t dig into your savings too much. Remember the reason you are saving money, while paying expenses at the same time.

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