An old proverb tells us that, in some cases, couples prepare too much for the wedding and not enough for the marriage. At Joy FM’s Beauty and Bridal Fashion Show Friday, we spoke with men of different ages and relationship statuses, who all revealed what it takes to make a relationship survive. 

Ebenezer. Married for six months

“You must have a heart of forgiveness. Things may become troublesome and if you’re not willing to say sorry when you’re wrong, your marriage will be difficult,” adding that “you want someone who will enhance the Christian in you.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Felix. Married for three years

“It’s about love. [My wife and I] love each other. And you should remain faithful.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Gad. Single.

It’s just about understanding. That’s all it is.” When asked what he’s looking for in a wife he said, “She must be simple and love me the way I am – whether I’m rich or poor.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Jacob. Single.

“I think it’s important to be open to one another. No secrets. Be frank,” adding, “it’s all about character.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Nathaniel. In a relationship for two years.

“It’s about honesty. Faithfulness. Be able to flirt with her. Whenever there is a problem, resolve it as quickly as possible.”

Photos: Day 2 of the Joy Beauty and Bridal Fair 2018

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Kwame. Single.

When asked what advice Kwame would give to make a relationship last he had this to say: “When I was in a relationship, I was attracted to her intelligence. She was calm and we rarely fought.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Ayuba. In a relationship for one year.

“For a relationship to last, it must depend on the behaviour of the man and the lady. If you don’t understand each other the relationship won’t last.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Awal. In a relationship for 4 years.

“Trust. When the woman is obedient to the husband, and reliable, that is good.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Henry. In a relationship for six months.

“The tone of your words. Character and trust. You must love her and have faithfulness. Those are the key things.”

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

Kofi. Single.

"Simple. Commitment. Love. And respect."

2018 Joy FM Beauty and Bridal Fair: Men reveal how to make a relationship last

 

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