Shina Peter’s wife who celebrated her 60th birthday has offered valuable tips to married women, revealing how she has kept her marriage going with her handsome musician husband Shina Peters.
She opened up on the reason her 40-year-old union with her husband who will soon be 62 years old is still going because as long as he returns home to her, any side chic can go to hell.
Speaking with Kemi Ashefon in an interview in her Lagos home, Sammie Peters revealed how her marriage has been intact despite all odds because she decided to understand what makes her kind of marriage work.
“I’m married to a musician and I knew from the beginning that women don’t allow musicians to rest. The journey of marriage has been hectic, beautiful, challenging but never rocky. I’ve never thought of divorce in the union and neither has my husband.
That has not affected my marriage. I’d always said and believed that I’d rather share my husband than lose him to any other woman. That has always been my stance even as a young wife. This is not to encourage my husband or other husbands out there to cheat on their wives, but I adopted that attitude to stay happy and not develop high blood pressure.
What I cannot change, I pray to God and He answers me. Nothing my husband does affects me. My love for him is unconditional and nothing can separate me from my husband. I understand him perfectly, we love each other and he has always respected me. He has never brought another woman to our matrimonial home. I love my husband, I would always love him and I don’t think the love will reduce no matter what happens to us.”
She recalled how she met him saying;
“I met Sir Shina Peters when I was 21. Our parents were close and at a stage they claimed we were related. But we are not—we are just from the same town. We have been together all these years.”
She concluded by advising women on the best approach to living happily in a marriage without suffering from high blood pressure.
“When going into marriage, ask God for patience. Respect your husband even when he has done something wrong. Let him have his food and don’t shout on him. Give room for dialogue and allow him to tell lies even when you know he is a liar. Moreover, if you can just look away and know that men are natural cheats, you would be at peace and pray to God to make your husband respect you and the home. Even if he’s cheating, pray that he doesn’t embarrass you and he should be respectful about those affairs.”
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