Ghanaian screen goddess Nana Ama McBrown has spoken candidly about her relationship with her husband, Mr. Maxwell Mensah.
Speaking to some students of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), which was monitored by 1Family Radio, McBrown said that the woman’s submission is crucial to the formation of a happy marriage.
The talented media personality pointed out that she has her own unique way of pampering her husband and pointing out his shortcomings without demeaning him.
“I submit to my husband and give him his place as the head of the house. At home, I am not a star; I am a wife,’’ she said.
“I have a way of handling everything. For instance, if I come home and realize my husband hasn’t eaten, I find a way to make him feel better. I quickly find a way to solve that and to make him calm.’’
“However, that doesn’t mean I won’t say anything when he gets home from the club at three in the morning. No, I’ll give him two warnings before striking on the third occasion. I’ll be rude. His father will learn about it once it has occurred five times. There is nothing wrong with it if his father even hits him in front of me. It is an outside correction,’’ McBrown noted.
The actress advised women not to make marriage their primary objective in life. She believes that a woman should only be mature and self-sufficient before getting married.
“Don’t make marriage your first call. I will admit that I was a fairly mature person before I met my husband, and we have been together for twelve years. The fact that I discovered who I was before I met my spouse is one of the things that made me feel at ease. I was a self-reliant woman. It is acceptable to claim that I didn’t need a man because I acquired my first home before getting married.’’
She continued, “If you divorce, you’re a bad person in the eyes of society. You only intend to submit yourself when you get married. They give the impression that once you enter, you cannot leave.’’
“In my case, I honor my marriage. We create the impression that married people are subject to different rules than single people. Yes, tradition dictates that we honor marriage. But we also have a life to live,’’ she emphasized.