Maina Kageni introduced an interesting topic today about what wives really want from their men. The host narrated a story he had heard from a friend who told him that when he had asked his own wife the question, she had said, the simple phrase, “freedom”.
Maina wondered whether that statement held true among both men and women. The host felt that most men didn’t understand what their women really wanted and the answers he got from the callers showed that there was a huge divide between the genders about what freedom should entail is in the confines of a marriage.
One honest lady surprised callers when she revealed that she was already tired of her 9-month old marriage! She complained that the limitations placed on her had made her marriage feel like a prison.
I have been married for less than one year. To say that I am tired would be an understatement. Marriage is a prison. I have been married less than 9 months and I have no freedom to be myself. I can’t post anything online. Before he got married he was happy with me being an inde[pendent woman. I can’t leave the house without him asking questions. You just lose yourself when you get married.
Other comments from different callers are below:
What is a woman? She is a grown-up kid-Captain Kale.
There is nothing like freedom in marriage. The term wed-lock applies in this case-A man said.
Women need freedom to give their opinions and speak freely in marriage-A woman said.
When I say I want freedom, it means that I want develop myself with his support and encouragement. I need my space to become myself- A woman.
I am the king, why freedom for her-A man.
The freedom women want is to cheat and hang out with besties. That freedom should be left with freedom fighters-A man said.
They need the freedom of not going anywhere and not telling you. That’s the freedom they have but they shouldn’t use it to go to get other men-A man said.
She wants permission to hop from bed to bed-A man told Maina.
Marriage is a compromise. It isn’t a military camp-A man said.
Marriage is a lifetime commitment. Asking for freedom is like asking for the couple to break-up-A man said.
Freedom is letting us do what we want when we want it. 1. Especially with money. 2. Also when she wants to go to her parents. 3. I should decide what is in the home. 4. Freedom of a social life with limits-A woman opined.
There is no freedom in marriage-A man said.
I don’t understand what that freedom they want is? The way Captain Kale said, they are growing kids-A man said.
Women are just a bunch of hypocrites. If you get married to me you leave under my roof. If you don’t want it, divorce-A man said.
The moment a lady decides to do “Yes I Do”, that’s the end of freedom and the beginning of responsibility-A man said.
Giver her freedom and you will not have a home-A man said.
We will give them freedom the day we stop paying dowry for them-A hilarious man commented.
All ladies are the same. Trying to understand a woman is problematic. Just love them-A man concluded.