Vital Questions You Must Ask Before Marriage - Okyeame Kwame
Rap Doctor, Okyeame Kwame, lists the important questions that prospective spouses must ask each other before entering into a commitment
Okyeame Kwame is outlining a checklist of questions that must be asked before getting married.
The artiste, now turned motivational speaker and book author, argued that some important points must be talked on so as to avoid future struggles in marriage.
According to him, marriage is a serious commitment that should be treated with the highest respect.
Knowing the type of partner a person wants to get into the lifetime commitment is, counts more than just jumping in out of love.
While speaking in an interview with host, Comfort Ocran on eTV Ghana’s 'Springboard Hangout' programme, he noted that most marriages fail because people do not want to face the reality that nobody is perfect.
“What are your short, medium and long-term goals in life? What are your experiences from other married couples you would like in your life? Do you plan on having children and if so, how many and if not, why? If we decide to have children and find out that we’re unable to, what will be our next option?"
"Are there any sexual preferences, anxieties or no-go areas that you would like to discuss? Have you been physically or sexually abused in your past? Do you have a child or children from your prior relationship? Is there any family history of health-related issues you would like to discuss? Have you ever been unfaithful? How do you feel about fidelity? How much involvement do you want our families to have in our marriage?” He said.
Using his own union as an example, he pointed to the fact that he and his wife understand each other' needs so they rarely have clashes or most importantly solve the clashes well when they show up.
Okyeame Kwame explained how religious and personal reservations are important things to know as they will define how the kids are raised.
“What religion or denomination will we subscribe to in raising our children? How do you manage your personal finances now? Have you ever been in debt? Why did it happen and how do you plan to get out of it? How much should we spend on our marriage? What is the most effective way I can help you calm down when you’re angry?"
"Do you have any criminal history? How will we manage our use of social media? What are your thoughts on exercising, nutrition and mental health? What kind of profession would you like to have in the future? What price are you willing to pay in order to achieve your goal? Where would you like us to live after we get married?” he concluded.