The National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) mistress, Professor Elsie Effah Kaufmann, has counseled young people planning marriage to exercise extreme caution and wisdom in selecting their life mates.
Since marriage is supposed to be a lifetime experience, she claims that the dissolution of her marriage is one of her greatest life failures.
During an interview on Starr FM, which 1Family Radio monitored, Prof. Essah stated that although most people who get married think they will be together forever, this is not the reality.
“When you get married, you’re expected to stay in it for life, right? So I consider the breakup of a marriage one of my biggest failures in life because I went in there for life and life happened to me,’’ she noted.
The head of the University of Ghana’s School of Engineering Sciences counseled young ladies getting ready for marriage to recognize that, as change is constant, their spouses will undoubtedly change during the course of their marriage.
“First of all, you need to make wise choices and understand what you are getting into before you even get there, and so know that human beings are not static.’’
“So, you don’t get married based on what you see at that time; note that you are growing; the person may or may not grow, so find somebody you can grow with,’’ she advised.