NAIJ.com gathered that a Nigerian couple who has been married for 41 years just answered the question: Is love enough to sustain a marriage? Their response is what all couples need to hear.
Diary of a Naija Girl features a couple named Mr and Mrs Oladimeji who got married back in 1976. The couple agree that their love for each other is key to their marriage but not enough to sustain it.
The husband is Mr. Sunday Oladimeji and the wife is Mrs Titilayo Oladimeji. Sunday narrated: "We got married in 1976. The moment I saw her at a party in Ogbomosho in 1975 I knew she would be my wife."
"She was sitting by herself, but smiling. When I walked up to her, she was very respectful but it still took a while for her to agree to marry me. She made me travel to Ogbomosho to see her every weekend."
Titilayo quickly added: "But you didn’t mind now. You were afraid someone else will marry me that’s why you came to mark register every weekend. Sunday is a great man, he gave me all I wanted from the very first day I saw him. If he has 1 naira he would share it with me."
Sunday cut in: "But she spent the 1 naira like it was 1k. It still amazes me how she can buy a lot with the small money I give her."
Titilayo continued: "It’s a secret. A woman should know how to manage the home, to make sure little is spent wisely so it can look like much. When you marry a man you love, you thank God every day."
"Sunday treats everyone like they are important, this makes me see God in him, so he is my second god. Even my children know they cannot compete with my husband."
"Love is not enough but it is key. After we got married, I moved in with him in Lagos. We were managing one room with some of his brothers, he was the one training them. Things were really hard."
"Sometimes I got frustrated but Sunday was working so hard doing his trailer work and sometimes assistant driver. The man was doing his best, so I decided to help too, that way, I didn’t have to wait at home feeling bad."
WANT MORE AMAZING WEDDING STORIES? Download NAIJ.com Wedding app for android
Sunday concluded: "She helped and I am very proud of her. After driving trailer for days, all I want to do is come home. Even till now, she looks at me with so much love when I get back from tour, like a child."
"We are happy, our children have graduated and they are building a house for us. All our hard work has paid off. A man who cherishes peace and long life will marry the right woman. This way, life’s problems will reduce by 70%."
Watch the video below of Nigerians telling NAIJ.com what range of salary is needed before a man should consider marriage: