Some women need a long-term exit plan – Morayo Afolabi-Brown speaks on marital abuse
Media personality, Morayo Afolabi-Brown has highlighted the dire need for some women to have an exit plan in marriage.
In a recent post the ace presenter shared via the image-sharing app, Instagram, Morayo Brown suggested that women need to understand when it’s time to move on in marriage. According to her, this is where the need for a long-term exit plan comes to play.
She went on to point out that no man is worth dying over, and that women should be able to brace up and move on whenever necessary. Morayo Brown wrote:
“THIS THING CALLED MARRIAGE HE? SOME WOMEN NEED A LONG-TERM EXIT PLAN. YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW WHEN TO MOVE. NO MAN IS WORTH HIGH BP…. IT’S NOT EASY BUT POSSIBLE.”
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls media personality and former radio host, Toke Makinwa had given a similar advice to her colleague, Morayo’s post.
While reacting to the shocking death of Bimbo, wife of popular businessman, Ikechukwu Ogbonna aka IVD, Toke stated that it is better to “leave to live’.
Bimbo, a mother of five died on October 15, after allegedly setting her home ablaze during a scuffle with her husband.
She was rushed to the hospital while IVD who sustained minor injuries absconded. She was in the Intensive Care Unit of a Lagos hospital for some days but unfortunately gave up the ghost this morning.
Taking to her Twitter page, Toke Makinwa bared her mind on the issue.
Makinwa via the lengthy rant wondered why there’s pressure on women to marry and stay married, no matter the circumstances. She also warned any woman through domestic violence to flee before she meets her untimely death. She wrote:
“Stop arguing with stupid people on Twitter, they make you look even more stupid. Mark their handles, share with your sane community and avoid them at all cost. No use trying to educate certain individuals, they read not to understand but to respond and it is pointless.”
“Society – do this, do that, see your mates, at your age, and the list is endless. Same society now that someone has died, leaving 4 kids behind is saying why didn’t she leave? Leave to live… Like If she left she still won’t be shamed for being divorced. Pls let’s do better
“Religion is also a big problem. Many people are told that “God hates divorce”, many people are made to feel bad like they have failed God, this issue is deeper than we even understand. Is God happy when someone ensures abuse and dies? We need to do better.
“May God not let us meet, befriend, marry and eventually die by the hands of our enemies we confuse as lovers. Love is not enough to save some situations, leave so that you both can get the help u need, focus on co-parenting and be alive to celebrate milestones for your children.
“I blame the foolish culture that attaches so much validation to status quo, the pressure to get married, stay married, have kids, it’s too much. Half the people who want to leave are afraid and that fear is not real. Is it not better these couples separate and are still with us?”
Bimbo’s death comes three years after the domestic abuse she’s been suffering was made public.
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