Some Ghanaians have given varied reasons they consider as causes for the many divorces these days
This followed a post by YEN.com.gh about why there are many divorces in recent times.
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As people are excitedly being joined together in holy matrimony, it appears an equal number of these couples are separating and parting ways with each other for reasons often untold.
However, the consequences of such collapsed marriages are dire for the parties involved especially the children if any.
Emotionally, divorce creates anxiety, guilt, sadness, depression, anger, bitterness, frustration and grief.
And physically, the aftermath effect of a divorce produces stress which affects the immune system and predisposes individuals to diseases such as blood pressure and mental disorder.
The consequences go beyond emotional and physical – divorced couples are sometimes burdened financially because each person has to cater for themselves or bear all expenses alone.
And the obvious social and religious stereotypes and labels are unwarranted but eventual fall-outs because of how many have been conditioned regarding the issue of divorce.
Despite the known numerous effects divorce has on married couples and their loved ones, it hasn’t stopped people from signing divorce papers.
Thirty-three-year-old Solange Knowles, Beyoncé Knowles's younger sister recently announced she had ''separated and parted ways'' with her second husband after five years of marriage.
Here in Ghana, footballing professional Asamoah Gyan filed for divorce from his wife Gifty Gyan, late last year after he denied fathering their three kids and demanded a DNA test.
YEN.com.gh sought to find out why there are more divorces these days from social media users.
Kassim Idrisu shared a personal experience: ''In my humble opinion and from my experience, people get married for the wrong reasons not for the sake of God also some people are not mature enough to understand the demands of marriage they just get into it k3k3.''
Nana Kweku Sam indicated that more people are ill prepared. He wrote: ''Because everybody wants to get married but forgetting to prepare themselves first. After all everyone is getting married so let's get married.''
''People take marriage for granted. They just want to marry like is a competition bi... They ain't prepared mentality. Marriage brings out beheviours u yourself don't even know about yourself. The determination to be with each other no matter what is not there,'' Adwoa Gyasiwaah Appau said.
Michael Kwarteng said ''It's simple....because a lot of people take time to prepare for their weddings, instead of their marriage.''
Nana Sekyere explained that: ''People rush into marriage and later regret it.I suggest u know the person you're going to marry very well. Let him or her be your best friend, your everything. If you re not ready to sacrifice for each other or understand each other then don't go into it. Good Communication is very key too.''
He added: ''Don't dump your guy because he is not good in bed. Help him and teach him ways to pleasure you.Guys need to be romantic and make their wives happy. Don't be Chisel if you have the means. Spend on them else someone else will and lastly love is all that matters.''
Godfred Frempong noted ''most entering marriages these days are doing so for the wrong reasons than what marriage was actually meant to be.''
He continued: ''In our culture, we often say that a woman’s pride is her husband so every lady at some point feels that at a certain age, she is to go into it without regard to whom she is going in for, no background checks. And for the men, most go in for woman with a physical attractiveness so once that starts to fade the men feel it's time to go solo. Some also go in for marriages before looking for a career instead of looking for a career and to be financially stable. Ghanaian women like everything artificial- nail hair eyelashes batts pads you name it but they want a genuine man how does that work out?''
Meanwhile, as they say, some friends are better than blood and Mizani Rev, a woman from Florida has been fortunate to have her dearest friends surprise her with a car for her birthday.
Mizani Rev's amazing friends, Jean, Quia, Taty, and Sara had planned eight months to her special day. Metro.co.uk reports, they used an app called Quapital and saved $25 (GHC 137) every week for eight months until they had the funds to surprise their friend with a car for her birthday which made her break down in tears.
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