US-Based Ghanaian Wife Recounts 15-Year Struggle With Childlessness: “My Husband Was Patient”

US-Based Ghanaian Wife Recounts 15-Year Struggle With Childlessness: “My Husband Was Patient”

  • US-based Ghanaian Korkor Addo and her husband met in the UK and tied the knot nearly two decades ago
  • In their almost 20 years of marriage, the couple struggled with childlessness for 15 years before welcoming a baby
  • Dr Adwoa Gyamera, a Ghanaian psychiatrist, spoke with about how couples can cope with stress in their marriage

A US-based Ghanaian woman, Korkor Addo, has candidly opened up about her difficulty with childlessness in her nearly 20-year marriage.

The hairstylist disclosed to SVTV Africa's DJ Nyaami that she tried to persuade her husband to have children with another woman.

Photos of Korkor Addo.
US-based Ghanaian wife recounts struggle with childlessness for 15 years. Photo credit: SVTV Africa (YouTube).
Source: UGC

Addo noted that while her in-laws never questioned them about their lack of children, she was concerned about her predicament.

''I cried a lot at first, but my husband encouraged me. I even advised her to look for another woman, but he refused. My husband didn't bother me, but I was sorry,'' she said.

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Now a mother, Addo mentioned that she thought having kids around would make him happy.

''His encouragement made me feel better, and his family and mine never asked me about kids,'' she added.

Addo stated that she met her gospel musician spouse in the UK, and they have been married for almost two decades.

Dealing with mental stress in marriage

In an interview, Ghanaian psychiatrist Dr Adwoa Gyamera discussed how couples may deal with stress in their marriage.

''Stress usually occurs when people have to adjust to any change from what they are used to.
''... to cope with stress, one can consider self-care and prioritising oneself, including maintaining a sleep schedule. Plan routine sleep, eat well, and prioritise meals. Engage in deep breathing exercises and other relaxation techniques can also be used,'' Dr Gyamera told

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See how folks reacted to Korkor Addo's interview

@traceyyeboah3034 indicated:

Wow, had chills when you said you asked your husband to impregnate another woman. Oh my! I pray no woman goes through this turmoil. I pray the Lord continue to bless your home and retain your marriage, very peaceful husband, and you’re blessed to have him.

@damoahlydia1284 posted:

Such a good husband, for being there for you after 15 years of being childless is not an easy thing, that’s great.

@wisdomsarbah1725 mentioned:

After fifteen years of marriage without an infant, who else loves how this pretty lady’s spouse clings to her to date without indifference?

@brainynanaagyeman said:

Min Nii Addo’s wife. Lovely story. I normally don’t like Ghanaian communities outside, but Ohio Ghanaian communities are very supportive. God bless them.

@wealthfare1043 reacted:

Wow. We thank God for giving you your heart’s desire after 15 years. And God bless your husband and family for standing with you.

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@graceayensu4632 posted:

God bless your husband for always being that backbone and your ribs. May God bless and keep your family and kids.

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