Ghanaian men value superiority over their wives so much that they would rather prevent their partners from becoming successful, a counsellor has said.
According to Opanin Kwadwo Kyere, who is a renowned marriage counsellor, most Ghanaian men become practically afraid when their wives rise to greater heights.
This, he said, is because the men tend to think that they will lose their power and respect in the family when their wives become more successful than they [the men] are.
In his view, while women are more likely to be happy with their successful husbands, it is the exact opposite for men, who always want to be ahead of women.
“Most men are of the perception that if a woman ever gets ahead of her husband, the respect level will drop. So the average Ghanaian man will make sure his wife doesn’t climb a rank higher than his,” Counsellor Kyere is quoted as saying by Ghanaweb.
He continued that successful women generally find it difficult to get husbands because men most often shy away from taking partners who can be independent.
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He added that the success of women tends to send men away, but was quick to point out that that should not be the case, advising men to have a rethink.
“Female achievers find it difficult most of the time to come by husbands”. The average Ghanaian man would want to be more powerful than his wife, more successful and richer than his wife,” he remarked.
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