Former president John Kufuor has shared some important tips on how best to keep your marriage going despite the pain and disappointments it often brings.
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In fact, most marriages in Ghana continue to suffer several setbacks especially when it has to do one particular partner. But having survived 55 years of marriage all through his political life, Kufuor has specific tips on how a marriage can survive.
1. Respect for a partner
According to John Kufuor, mutual respect in a marriage is all that survives it. This means that each partner must respect the space of each other and also ensure that both parties respect each other's decisions. This could be a very useful tip for those of us in marriages which has one partner virtually controlling the other.
2. Try to be sincere
Sincerity is one virtue which most marriages in Ghana lack. As hard as this tip of virtue is, it remains a very life-changing way of enduring the pain of a bad marriage. Most partners are just not sincere to each and this is what ex-president Kufuor believes should stop.
3. Be tolerant
John Kufuor says being tolerant in a marriage or relationship is very key to survival. According to him, we all have our differences but tolerance is what keeps us together in any relationship. What this means is that you accept your partner for who he or she is.
Fellow-feeling is when sympathy and fellowship based on shared experiences or feelings exist between partners in a relationship or marriage. According to John Kufuor, this tool is the greatest asset in every relationship since it gives much room for compromise and togetherness.
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